ChatGPT Teaches Writing: Generating Ideas and Outlines for Your Writing

A Course on Using AI to Write — LESSON 3

Teodora Pirciu
7 min readFeb 8


Reminder: I’m not the one creating the course. I’m the one asking questions, but all the text in the course belongs to ChatGPT. I cut down paragraphs and use Grammarly to edit some sentences. No words in the course are my own.

ICYMI: LESSON 1 — Introduction to ChatGPT and Its Writing Capabilities

LESSON 2 — Determining the Purpose and Audience for Your Writing

Use ChatGPT to generate ideas for your writing

Have you ever found yourself feeling stuck, struggling to come up with a clear direction for your writing? If so, you’re not alone!

Generating ideas is a crucial step in the writing process, and it’s something that many writers struggle with. But the good news is that you can use plenty of techniques to get your creative juices flowing and overcome writer’s block.

This lesson will teach you how to use AI tools like ChatGPT to overcome writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing. We’ll explore how to use ChatGPT to generate ideas for your writing and turn those ideas into structured, effective outlines.

Are you ready to learn how to take your writing to the next level with ChatGPT? Great! Let’s get started!

Brainstorming for Success: The Importance of Ideas in Writing

Next time you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, try brainstorming!

Taking the time to generate ideas is crucial to the success of your writing. A well-defined idea can guide your writing and give it direction, helping to keep the content focused and on-topic.

There are several ways to use ChatGPT to brainstorm writing ideas:

  • Open-ended prompt generation. Provide ChatGPT with a general topic or theme, and ask it to generate writing prompts or ideas related to it. This can be a great way to get the creative juices flowing and find new inspiration for your writing.



Teodora Pirciu

Writer, mother, journalist, content marketer, day-dreamer, chocolate lover, freelancer. Not necessarily in this order.