7 Essential Tips to Elevate Your Writing Skills with AI (Part 1)

James
February 2, 2024
5 min read

In the era of AI-driven content creation, understanding how to communicate with AI models like ChatGPT can significantly enhance your writing. This article will guide you through the following aspects:

  • How to converse with AI in the right way
  • Adjusting prompt language for AI comprehension
  • Common mistakes to avoid in writing prompts

1. Use English

ChatGPT is primarily trained on English text data. Using English prompts maximizes the model's understanding, generating high-quality results. Although ChatGPT can understand and generate Chinese, its performance in Chinese might be less accurate, reliable, or thoroughly tested due to data availability and variations in training procedures.

2. Consistency and Diversity of Keywords

Consistency: Within prompts, use only one word for the same meaning. For example, if you use the word "customer," avoid using "client" as it may confuse the AI, leading to more random or off-base results.

Diversity: Avoid repeating the same keywords in different sections of complex prompts. Divide prompts into two main parts: the primary instruction and supplementary information.

Example:

Incorrect:

Primary Instruction: Write a job description, language must be professional.

Supplementary Information: Job Title: Taster, Job Description: Taste if the product is delicious, Location: Guangdong.

Correct:

Primary Instruction: Write a job description, language must be professional.

Supplementary Information: Job Title: Taster, Job Content: Taste if the product is delicious, Location: Guangdong.

3. Avoid Negative Language

When you tell AI not to do something, it may focus on avoiding that action, ignoring other information. How to prevent this? Use positive language in your prompts.

Example:

Incorrect:

Write 5 persuasive headlines for [login page]. Tone should be professional but not too formal.

Generate an email based on [potential customer's LinkedIn page]. Mention relevant features from [product description], except feature A.

Analyze customer reviews on [company's] G2 page. List 3 most frequent pain points and write a persuasive article not exceeding 500 words.

Correct:

Write 5 persuasive headlines for [login page]. Tone should be professional, friendly, and conversational.

Generate an email based on [potential customer's LinkedIn page]. Mention features B and C from [product description].

Analyze customer reviews on [company's] G2 page. List 3 most frequent pain points and write a concise, persuasive article of up to 500 words.

Understanding how to craft prompts and communicate with AI models like ChatGPT can be a game-changer in content creation. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that the AI understands your intentions and produces content that aligns with your goals.

Stay tuned for Part 2, where we'll explore more advanced techniques and insights to further elevate your writing skills with AI!

Have you tried these techniques? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below!

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