The Dawn of AI: A Game Changer for Writers
The field of writing has not been immune to the transformative effects of AI, which have been seen across many industries in today’s rapidly developing technological landscape. AI has ushered in a new era, providing writers with a plethora of cutting-edge tools that are not only helping them be more creative but also making their jobs easier. Come with me as we investigate this intriguing field and learn how AI is transforming the written word.
Using Chat GPT and Quillbot to Brainstorm, Draft, and Edit Content
Envision a digital assistant that can inspire new ideas, organise your time, and polish your writing. Doesn’t that just sound like a dream? This utopia is now within reach, thanks to AI tools like Chat GPT and Quillbot. Imagine the task of writing family history stories made simple by the explorative use of strategically engineered prompts in Chat GPT.
As a skilled family historian mentor, you are helping me plan out my ebook for my [Title] part one: [subtitle]. stories of ancestors from generations of the [Ancestral tribes]. My ebook will need several chapters to cater to the ‘cast of characters listed below. Please generate a title for each chapter and a brief ancestral profile for each person. Organise chronologically. [add family tree details]
OpenAI’s Chat GPT is a machine learning-based language model that can generate text that appears to have been written by a person. It’s like having your very own in-house scribe who can write about anything you choose. Chat GPT is a flexible tool that may meet all your writing needs, from email writing to the production of interesting blog entries. Imagine how you could create an outline for your ancestral story for a blog post with help from GPT 4!
You are an expert copywriter who writes detailed and thoughtful blog articles. You have an enthusiastic tone of voice. You have an informative writing style. I will give you the content for a post about my ancestor and I want you to expand in the English language on each of the subheadings to create an outline from it. Please intersperse short and long sentences. Utilize uncommon terminology to enhance the originality of the content. Please format the content in a professional format of dot points.
But Quillbot, a cutting-edge paraphrasing tool, will reword your material without changing its meaning. It’s like having your very own editor who can help you polish your writing so that it’s easier on the eyes and more interesting for the reader. Quillbot also provides a number of writing modes, so you can alter the voice and presentation of your writing to suit your needs.
Copy and paste your ‘creative text’ into the left-hand panel of Quillbot. Choose one of these modes [standard, fluency, formal, simple, creative, expand, shorten] and paraphrase.
Together, these AI applications provide writers with a full suite of support for all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, and revising. Truly, they are a blessing for authors of all stripes, sparking new ideas and increasing output.
The Wonder of Canva and Do-It-Yourself Book Cover Design for Ebook Cover Creation
Although the old adage goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” a fascinating cover can make all the difference. It’s the first thing a potential reader sees, and it may make or break your chances of selling your book. But how do you design a catchy front cover? The advent of Canva and Do-It-Yourself Book Design.
Canva is an online graphic design tool with several premade book cover layouts to choose from. It’s a goldmine for those without design experience, with a wealth of readily accessible resources including tools and stock art. Use Canva to produce eye-catching, attention-grabbing book covers that will help sell more copies of your book.
However, you can make placeholder mockups of your book’s cover with DIY Book Design. It’s a fantastic tool for imagining how your book will look in practice. DIY Book Design allows you to make photorealistic 3D mockups, which can serve as a reliable preview of your book’s cover art for potential buyers.
Using Canva templates and DIY Book Design mockups, you can create professional-looking book covers quickly and easily. They provide a straightforward strategy for making eye-catching book covers, which can raise your book’s visibility and sales.
But wait there’s more!
I am on a mission to share what I have been learning about the use of these creative tools combined with artificial intelligence and invite you to view the video tutorials below.
Note: I used the Plugin Video Insights in my Chat GPT 4 account to summarise the content of each video.
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are revolutionising the writing process in the digital age. They are improving not only the writing process but also related ones, such as content preparation and book cover design. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you can benefit greatly from using AI-powered tools to enhance your writing.
To all the budding family history writers out there, best wishes!
- In this fascinating video course, the author explores AI and Chat GPT for genealogy and ancestral storytelling. The course offers practical advice on developing and organising a family history eBook.
- To clarify goals and evaluate material, the author emphasises tabulating questions. This method simplifies family history eBook scoping. The video also introduces a new GPT-4 feature that lets users copy responses without highlighting and pressing Ctrl+C, streamlining the procedure.
- GPT-4 sent the author 20 questions to develop their next family history eBook. AI helps planning in this example.
- The tutorial then covers family history eBook organisation. The author describes how they copy tabular responses to their own tables. The book’s chapters and ancestor profiles are planned chronologically using research papers.
- The author delivers a well-formatted response with chapter titles and brief ancestor profiles. They explain how to copy and paste text and discuss their chapter structure chronologically. This hands-on approach helps viewers apply these ideas to their projects.
Outline a Mystery Book with Chat GPT: The author uses Chat GPT to sketch a mystery book in this entertaining video tutorial. A step-by-step instruction shows how to employ designed prompts to sketch titles, characters, and scenarios for a mystery book.
Rewrite Your Character Sketches and Chapter Introduction with Chat GPT: In this insightful video tutorial, the author continues their series on using AI, specifically Chat GPT, for writing. The tutorial focuses on how to rewrite character sketches and a chapter introduction for a mystery eBook, with genealogy being a strong theme in the content.
How to Edit Story Text with Quillbot: In this informative video tutorial, the author explores how to use AI, specifically Quillbot, to edit and paraphrase story scenes. The tutorial is a step-by-step guide, showcasing how to use Quillbot Premium for editing and paraphrasing text.
Design an Ebook Cover in Canva: In this creative video tutorial, the author demonstrates how to use Canva, a graphic design platform, to design an eBook cover. The tutorial is a step-by-step guide, showcasing how to select an eBook cover from the Canva templates in the Fantasy category.