#318: Five Powerful Ways ChatGPT and Other AI Can Help You Become a More Productive Writer

Everyone in the writing and copywriting space is talking nonstop about AI. And that’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

The hype is real. But the issue is complex and demands nuanced discussion.

So while you might be starting to get sick of all the AI talk out there, here’s my promise to you: I vow to bring balanced, practical and nuanced discussions to you on this topic every time I address it on this show or in my newsletter.

I have several episodes in 2023 already bookmarked for AI discussions. In fact, I’ve already booked a handful of interesting guests who will be joining me to take a deeper dive into this fascinating topic.

We kicked off that effort with Sarah Greesonbach nearly two months ago, where we explored the higher-level implications of AI in the writing profession. And in today’s episode we’re revisiting AI—this time we’re getting more tactical.

My guest is my good friend and colleague Jennifer Gregory. Many of you know her as a very successful and accomplished freelance writer and the author of the excellent book The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: Find Your Perfect Clients, Make Tons of Money and Build a Business You Love.

Jennifer is also the author of The Content Marketing Writer blog and the newly published course Improve Your Productivity with AI Writing Tools, which I encourage you to check out. (Listeners of this show get a special discount with code “GANDIA” at checkout!)

In today’s discussion, Jennifer lays out five specific areas where writers and copywriters can use AI to become more productive, get unstuck, generate better ideas and produce better writing.

Again, we get real tactical here. I think you’re going to find lots of great ideas and insights in this episode.

The notes that follow are a very basic, unedited summary of the show. There’s a lot more detail in the audio version. You can listen to the show using the audio player below. Or you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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(08:43): Idea Generation –
When it comes to AI tools right now accuracy is a big thing and that’s hopefully quickly improving. But anything you do that has factual in nature, that’s going to especially apply when we talk to research.

(14:52): Social Media –
Every time I’m doing social media posts for myself and also for some of my clients that have me write social media posts to go with the story that they share, and they expect hashtags, but it’s a complete pain to try to find the hashtags.

(20:04): Headlines –
Maybe I’m alone, but I suck at writing headlines. I write stupid headlines and it’s hard when a client wants like five headline examples.

(25:57): Outlines –
If you have a new topic, it can help you create a basic outline.

(31:12): Research –
 This is the one that I had the most hopes for and have been disappointed.

Now as we wrap up, I want to make sure you tell us about your course. You’ve created a whole course on very practical ways to use these tools. Tell us about and where people can learn more about it.

Jennifer Gregory Writer



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