Beyond the obvious use of AI writing tools, there are so many ways that AI can help writers achieve their goals.
Hopefully, this post will enlighten you to the many use cases of AI and how we, as writers, should be using them to help us in our craft and not turn our backs on them!
Here are 8 ways that you could be using AI tools to your advantage:
1. Prompt & Idea Generation
As any writer knows, every now and then, our brain gets a little foggy, and we cannot come up with a single idea. This is natural. Honestly, the best thing to do, is take a breather and come back renewed.
But sometimes, you just want to kick yourself out of it - that is where AI can come in with its ideation prompting and brain-fog-clearing abilities!
Seriously, tell it to spit out a number of ideas on a given topic and watch the magic work.
Even the simplist writing tool is capable of this.
I use it to help me with the marketing and promotion of my books.
You can also get it to generate ideas for blog posts, social media posts, and other types of short-form content that can help you promote your book.
2. Organizing The Structure Of Your Story
AI is a game-changer when it comes to organizing the structure of your story.. Using AI to help create an outline and organize your chapters can save you time and headaches.
Plus, having AI identify the key points you want to make ensures that your story stays on track and makes a strong impact. It's a win-win situation!
3. Editing & Proofreading
You can use an AI tool like Grammarly, to help you with the editing and proofreading process. There are many AI tools that can help you identify and correct grammatical errors, typos, and other mistakes in your writing.
I cannot promise that it will replace an editor completely, however, it will definitely be able to help you out. Some tools, such as ProWritingAid, can also help with the structure of your writing and provide feedback on how to improve it.
But, if you would like to take a more comprehensive approach, you can also hire a professional editor.
Professional editors can provide in-depth feedback on your writing.
They will be able to review your writing and make sure that it is free of any errors and that it flows well. They can also suggest changes to help ensure that your writing is clear and effective.
Similarly, some tools, like Jasper, can act as, (but again, definitely not replace) a beta reader.
You can ask it questions for sections or chapters of your work, get it to detect your tone, and ask if the writing conveys the things you want it to.
4. Researching & Fact-Checking
You can use AI to assist you with your research. But mind you, while AI is getting better every day, you still cannot ttrust it completely with the facts.
Rather, use it to check if accounts are consistent and to generate new ideas and hypotheses, but be sure to verify the accuracy of any information it provides.
Always approach AI-generated information with a critical eye and verify it using multiple sources before relying on it as fact. Remember, AI is a tool, not a replacement for critical thinking and fact-checking
5. Keeping You Focused On your Plot Line
Automated outlining and constructive criticism on the story's structure are two ways in which AI writing tools help authors maintain concentration.
This can aid in maintaining continuity and coherence, and even provide inspiration for new turns and arcs in the story.
To further aid writers in honing their craft and producing their best work, AI-powered writing tools can design unique exercises and provide specific feedback.
Of course, you need to learn how to use them in this way aand the correct prompts to steer them.
6. writing Style Tweaks
The use of AI-powered writing tools can help you polish your writing voice and produce a more interesting and readable book. With the help of AI, you can streamline your writing, make your book more interesting to readers, and cut down on filler words.
A piece of artificial intelligence writing software may, for instance, review your work and offer suggestions for streamlining your sentences.
By doing so, you can ensure that your writing is straightforward and accessible without resorting to overly technical language.
The sentence structure of your writing can be analysed by an AI writing tool, which can then offer suggestions for improvement.
This can improve the flow of your writing from sentence to sentence, which in turn will keep your readers interested throughout the book.
7. Title & Headline Testing
You can use AI to help you write and generate compelling titles and headlines for your book. The AI can help you come up with creative and attention-grabbing titles and headlines that will get your readers' attention and make them want to read your book.
You can also run Facebook ads, A/B testing these titles before oyu launch your book!
8. Help To Connect You With Like-Minded People
Some writers may not like the idea of using AI to help with their work because they believe that writing is a creative process that should be done solely by humans.
They may feel that using AI could take away from the individuality and uniqueness of their writing, and that relying on a machine to help with the creative process is not authentic.
However, there are many other writers who are interested in using AI to help with their work. These writers may see the potential benefits of using AI to help with tasks such as editing, proofreading, and research.
They may also be interested in using AI to connect with other like-minded authors who they can learn from and collaborate with.