Why ChatGPT Has the Potential to Be an Excellent Creative Writing Tool?
Jan 9, 20237 min read
If you are reading this piece, you would perhaps have heard about ChatGPT, the most talked about tech topic on the Internet today. For the uninitiated, this natural language processing (NLP) tool has been termed a Google Search Killer by some experts. In an earlier blog post, we also discussed how ChatGPT will reshape the world of Search Engine Optimization.
As an AI-driven application, ChatGPT introduces a wide range of possibilities for content creators, marketers, researchers, students, and everyone willing to explore creative options using Artificial Intelligence. It can generate code for websites and applications, debug scripts, solve math problems step-by-step, create grammatically correct essays with simple text-based constructions, and even write poems. We have seen AI-powered tools earlier, but ChatGPT can take it to a new level, which explains the 1 million downloads it saw within 5 days of launch.
The Perfect Creative Writing Tool?
For this piece, we will stick to the possibilities of creative writing with ChatGPT. If you are a writer, you better beware of this revolutionary technology that can churn out content on complex topics within seconds. Though it doesn’t threaten your job, it can be a force multiplier. It can streamline the writing process, allowing users to create compelling text in a fraction of the time. Writers have already experimented with it and been astonished by the results. If you are a creative writer, this tool can be a shot in the arm.
How Can You Use ChatGPT in Creative Writing?
Artificial Intelligence taking over our world and jobs is a far-fetched fantasy. We don't believe technology can overpower human creativity and imagination. ChatGPT in its current form isn’t an alternative to creative writers. However, we will see a mixture of human and AI content in the future, and ChatGPT might be that inflection point when an AI tool becomes part of mainstream creative writing. As a creative writer, here are some ways you can leverage ChatGPT:
Writing essays is a tedious task. Delivering compelling essays can take days of research and hours of writing and proofreading. There haven't been shortcuts to the research process so far, and you would have to visit dozens of websites and read books to gather the required information for a captivating piece.
ChatGPT can do this in minutes as it has been programmed to write in a conversational language, complete with facts and references. However, users have pointed out the limitations of this tool, such as cultural biases or using fake news and information. Yet, it is an excellent tool for writing essays if you devote time to proofreading, removing wrong information, and replacing it with facts. It can save you days of effort if you use it smartly.
ChatGPT is proficient in conversational language. Combine this with its ability to generate creative responses, and you have the perfect tool for writing fiction. You can tell the tool about your target audience, and it will deliver a compelling story for your audience.
Test the same subject with instructions on writing for children and adults, and you will be amazed at how it creates two different pieces suited for different age groups.
You know the importance of keywords if you are writing for the Internet. Keyword optimization is vital for the visibility of your write-up. ChatGPT is an excellent keyword research tool. Instruct it to find the most potent keywords around a topic, and it will offer you the same in minutes.
ChatGPT uses historical data and the latest Internet trends to deliver the best keywords for your content. Use them, and you have a recipe for success.
The great American poet Robert Frost said, "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, and the thought has found words." Poems are the ultimate creative expression of the human mind.
ChatGPT seems to have found its thoughts and words as it can write beautiful, meaningful, and rhyming poems on different subjects. If poetry hasn't been your strong point yet, you have a tool to aid you.
Create Listicles and Fun Facts
Platforms such as BuzzFeed have created a new content genre. Fun facts and listicles have become popular with the masses. As a creative writer, you have to churn out new pieces regularly. If you have written such content in the past, you know the time it takes to research these fun facts.
Skip that research and feed in your instructions to ChatGPT, and it will deliver you a unique content piece almost immediately. Cross-check the content with information available on the Internet, and you have a great content piece for publishing.
Drafting emails might come naturally to you as a creative writer, but there is no escape from the several minutes you must spend on the keyboard to draft one. Most writers face a creative block when writing simple emails such as one to a landlord or the Internet service provider complaining about their services.
Feed ChatGPT with basic instructions on your subject, and you will have your mail ready in the blink of an eye.
We have said earlier and reiterate here the future of creative writing is a mix of human creativity and AI-powered tools. While ChatGPT is not a replacement for creative writers, it is the perfect tool for this community. It has shown us the possibilities once part of the fantasy world. We now have a tool that can write as well as any human in a conversational and engaging tone. If you are a creative writer, you must take an interest in this tool and explore its capabilities. While it has its share of limitations, these will be resolved in the years to make it a perfect aid for creative writers.
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