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8 Best ChatGPT Prompts for Writers to Experiment With

best chatgpt prompts for writers
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List of the best ChatGPT prompts for writers that we are experimenting with.

One can understand ChatGPT as a dynamic and growing orgasm. The Generative AI technology, from what we have witnessed so far, unleashed endless possibilities. The ChatGPT engine at this stage can’t take on full-fledged writing projects or conduct original, dependable research. But there’s no denying that it can be a powerful source for generating ideas. 

ChatGPT can be a great place to look for titles, keywords, captions and much more. But how you look is a great factor in the results you get. Writers have been adapting to the tool and experimenting to engineer high-performing prompts that can get the most out of the AI. 

As we continue to understand newer ways to leverage generative AI technology, here are a few prompts that you can experiment with in your writing. 

Best ChatGPT prompts for writers 

While these prompts are in no way a guarantee that you get the best of results, they will definitely give you a good jumpstart to writing your own piece: 

1. “Write an introduction based on the bullet points below.”

If you just give ChatGPT a task of writing a whole blog on any particular topic, it may not be the piece of writing you would prefer. ChatGPT is not a specialist in very specific subjects or current affairs without the right prompts or input. Without the proper input, the program will probably make up the content. 

To avoid this, it is required that you use your own expertise on the subject to better streamline the output. 

Write a list of things or information you want to include in your content as bullet points, and feed them as a prompt to ChatGPT. You can repeat this prompt to write out different sections of a content piece. 

2. “Do not start writing yet,” and “Do you understand?”

This particular ChatGPT prompt helps you engage the AI better, before jumping into the writing. Insert “Do not start writing yet,” and “Do you understand?” after you provide the context and task that is to be performed. 

This is a sort of drill or a briefing session for the AI, to equip itself with the simple prompt you provided and learn, before the actual writing. Based on the answers you can also clarify any particulars that need clarification. 

This can also turn out useful with future questions since ChatGPT will remember the input you provide. 

For example, if your prompt is to ‘write a paragraph describing a pair of sports shoes’, asking ‘do you understand’ can give you the opportunity to mention how it needs to be written about a pair of sports shoes for flat feet. 

3. “Please ask me all of the questions you need to help me write this blog post.”

Many forget that ChatGPT can also ask questions rather than only answer. We recommend offering to provide more information with a prompt like “Please ask me all of the questions you need to help me write this blog post.” 

You can replace “blog post” with other terms like “article”, “Instagram caption” or use it for a specific section of your blog like the introduction or the conclusion.

ChatGPT can ask you valid questions that relate to the specifics of the content you want help with, or about your target audience, in order for it to assist you better. 

4. “Write [number] alternative titles for [your draft title].”

One of the best ways for writers to utilise ChatGPT is for title ideas. It can be quite a task for writers to create more than one alternative title but ChatGPT can do it exceedingly well. It will rearrange words, insert the right keywords and there you have it! 

And the AI can supply you with plenty of such alternatives. The same prompt can also be modified for other sub-headers and section headings. This is a great way for writers to also experiment with headings that bring them better audience engagement. 

5. “What keyword should I use in this article?”

ChatGPT is not an expert on everything – but it surely can assist you in getting started with things – even creating SEO-friendly content pieces. It can extract key phrases and keywords, help you structure your sentences better and create content that’s tuned perfectly for improving SEO.

You can even plug an entire article into ChatGPT and ask it for potential keywords or for tips to improve SEO in the article. But we do recommend giving a manual go-over of the keywords to understand the intent they address and serve. 

6. “Cut the length of this article by 20%.”

When you really have gone all out and have a very wordy, long article in your hand, you can rely on ChatGPT to trim it down to meet the word limit you want. This is effective as ChatGPT excels in summarization. 

You can experiment with the prompt and the AI is bound to help you out. You might use “Please reduce the length of this article to 1,500 words without omitting any information of substance.” or say “Please cut the length of this article by 20%.” 

This is also helpful when you want to create smaller blurbs of the content piece for social bookmarking and content distribution. 

7. “Rephrase to make this [casual/ third person/ past tense/humorous, etc.]”

ChatGPT can modify, reword and edit any content into different tones, perspectives, grammatical tense, voice etc. This is especially handy for writers if there is a need for any major edits or overhauls to their content. 

8. “Turn this into a Tweet/Instagram caption/meta description.”

ChatGPT can help you when you need your content to be shortened for meta descriptions or social media. This is a minor task you are assigning the AI, but it will provide you with the practice you need to make better use of ChatGPT content. 

But we do recommend not overly templatizing your meta descriptions and captions to avoid sounding robotic or repetitive. Edit them to infuse your brand personality! 

Remember it’s AI “Assistance” Not AI “Dominance”!

A fact that is forgotten amidst the ongoing paranoia is that AI is here to assist, not replace humans. It remains that human depth, human emotions and knowledge are things that are distinctly ours that cannot be replaced by AI. 

Of course, AI is very accurate and efficient at many tasks. But it lacks the capacity to think creatively and generate novel ideas that connect with human emotions and experiences and highlight a brand’s distinctive identity. 

Nevertheless, AI can help you level up your output in a huge way. Utilise the potential of generative AI technology to automate, enhance and assist your content marketing efforts for positive results.

Talking about positive results in content marketing, we here at Contensify have all the expertise you need for a comprehensive and result-oriented content marketing strategy that can also help you experiment methodically with ChatGPT. 

Contact us Today!

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