Generative AI for Rewriting

Generative AI for Rewriting

Oftentimes, it’s easy to find yourself in a rut using the same phrasing and metaphors.

Fortunately, ChatGPT is great at showing you new perspectives.

Start by writing your first draft yourself. Then, ask ChatGPT to rewrite a sentence or paragraph in a different tone, with a different goal, in a different voice, or for a different audience.

Then, use the fresh perspective to help you rewrite your writing yourself.

Different Tones

Ask ChatGPT to rewrite your writing with a different tone, for example:

  • Formal: “Would you be able to refine my writing to adhere to a more formal tone?”
  • Authoritative: “Could you imbue my writing with an authoritative tone to command attention and convey expertise?”
  • Reflective: “I want my writing to evoke introspection and contemplation. Can you rewrite it to be more reflective?”
  • Melancholic: “Can you adjust my writing to convey a sense of melancholy and wistfulness?”
  • Serious: “I need my writing to convey a heightened sense of gravity. Could you adjust it accordingly?”
  • Light-hearted: “Can you infuse my writing with a more playful and jovial tone?”
  • Sarcastic: “I’d like my writing to adopt a more sarcastic tone. Can you rework it with that in mind?”
  • Optimistic: “Please revise my writing to reflect a more hopeful and positive outlook.”
  • Pessimistic: “Adjust my writing to evoke a sense of pessimism and gloom.”
  • Confident: “Please revise my writing to exude confidence and assurance in its message.”
  • Whimsical: “Infuse my writing with a whimsical tone to spark imagination and delight.”
  • Nostalgic: “Rewrite my writing to evoke feelings of nostalgia and fond memories.”
  • Mysterious: “Could you give my writing a mysterious tone to intrigue the reader and leave them curious?”

Seeing your writing in a new voice can give you ideas for enhancing your own writing.

Different Goals

Ask ChatGPT to rewrite your writing with a different goal in mind, for example:

  • Inspirational: “Please revise my writing to inspire and uplift the reader with a motivational tone.”
  • Humorous: “Inject some humor into my writing to make it more engaging and entertaining.”
  • Engaging: “Infuse my writing with elements that captivate and maintain the reader’s interest throughout.”
  • Emphatic: “I want my writing to convey a stronger sense of conviction. Can you rewrite it to emphasize key points?”
  • Inclusive: “Rewrite my writing to ensure it is inclusive and resonates with a diverse audience.”
  • Persuasive: “I need my writing to be more persuasive. Rewrite it to better convince the audience of my argument.”
  • Thought-provoking: “Adjust my writing to stimulate thought and encourage deeper reflection on the topic.”
  • Informative: “Make my writing more informative by providing additional facts, details, or explanations.”
  • Descriptive “Enhance the descriptive elements in my writing to paint a clearer picture for the reader.”
  • Accessible: “Make my writing more accessible by simplifying complex concepts and using clear language.”
  • Action-oriented: “Rewrite my writing to inspire action and motivate the reader to take specific steps.”
  • Interactive: “Rewrite my writing to foster interaction and engagement, inviting readers to participate or respond.”
  • Concise: “Could you condense my writing to make it more succinct?”
  • Memorable: “Craft my writing in a way that leaves a lasting impression on the reader’s mind.”
  • Innovative: “Infuse my writing with creativity and innovation to present ideas in fresh and original ways.”
  • Clear: “Clarify my writing to ensure it is easily understood and free from ambiguity or confusion.”

Again, a fresh perspective can help you find a new way to convey your points as you rewrite.

Different Voices

Ask ChatGPT to rewrite your writing as another author, for example:

  • Tina Fey
  • Maya Angelou
  • Jane Austen
  • Brene Brown
  • Mark Twain
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Roald Dahl
  • Langston Hughes
  • Agatha Christie

Each of these writers has a distinct style and voice that could offer a unique perspective when you look at your own content to revise it.

Different Audiences

I find it useful to ask ChatGPT to rewrite your writing for a different audience, for example:

  • For non-native English speakers
  • For 4th graders
  • For 6th graders
  • For 9th graders
  • For college students
  • For environmental activists
  • For busy moms
  • For someone who loves baseball
  • For new retirees
  • For tech-savvy millennials
  • For history enthusiasts

Again, this can give you new ideas for how to convey your thoughts.