ChatGPT Teaches Writing: Writing the First Draft with ChatGPT's Help

A Course on Using AI to Write — LESSON 4

Teodora Pirciu
8 min readFeb 9


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

LESSON 2 — Determining the Purpose and Audience for Your Writing

LESSON 3 — Generating Ideas and Outlines for Your Writing

Write your first draft quickly and confidently

Welcome to today's lesson on using ChatGPT to write your first draft! Today's lesson will show you how to harness the power of ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model developed by OpenAI, to write your first draft quickly and confidently.

Let's get started! You'll learn how to generate a first draft in minutes and make your writing shine with editing techniques. So forget about writer's block and get ready to revolutionize your writing process.

Writing a prompt

The more specific you can be, the better

Write a text prompt stating the topic you want ChatGPT to generate text about. The more specific you can be, the better. For example, instead of writing "Write a blog post about technology," try writing "Write a blog post about the impact of AI on the job market."

To write a prompt that will enable ChatGPT to provide a first draft for a blog post, it's essential to keep a few things in mind:

💡 Include the target audience and purpose of the draft in the writing prompt. This information will help ChatGPT understand the tone and style of the piece and what you want to achieve with your writing. By providing this information upfront, you'll be able to ensure that ChatGPT generates a draft that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

💡 Your writing prompt should have a specific goal in mind, whether it's to describe a new product, provide an analysis of a current issue, or offer a personal perspective on a particular topic.

💡 Give ChatGPT a brief overview of the context surrounding the topic. For example, you might mention recent developments or current events related to the topic.



Teodora Pirciu

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