Article Writing Templates: The Shortcut To High-Quality Content With AI
Ahoy, Digital Writers!
Writing a great article takes time.
And hiring AI to do 80% of the work for you can save you the time.
AI’s “default mode” is not good.
The output is flowery, full of jargon, and sounds like it was written in 1997. In the absence of instruction, you’ll get the average of what’s existed since the advent of the internet. Again, not good.
If you don’t give AI any guardrails, you’re better off writing with pen and paper.
Which is why today we want to show you how to prompt ChatGPT to write article sections, long-form articles, and even LinkedIn posts using proven article templates (complete with “nudge phrases”) so that you can write better content faster with AI.
Better ingredients = better writing.
Let’s dive in!
Why Follow A Template?
Article templates transform ChatGPT into a focused writing machine.
Without a template, AI will make assumptions on your behalf (and then you will have to correct those assumptions). But when you prompt AI to write using a proven template you will get a higher quality initial draft. Which means far less editing on your end.
So, instead of playing the role of editor, play the role of orchestrator.
Decide how you want to present your point to the reader—up front.
Then prompt ChatGPT to follow your guidance.
Bottom line: You stay in control.
And when Writing With AI, this means feeding it top-notch examples.
3 Plug-And-Play Article Templates
Every writer has trouble writing (even machines).
And when you are first getting started, it helps to rely on proven content frameworks. It’s the simplest way to become more efficient. The good news is you can leverage AI to help you create a never ending supply of these templates for you.
For example, here are 3 article templates you can plug into ChatGPT to kickstart a quality first-draft:
1. Problem/Solution Template
This format works perfectly for topics people struggle with:
Clearly state the key problem readers are facing
Share common unsuccessful approaches people waste time trying
Present your step-by-step solution process to resolve the issue
Helpful for: tutorials, how-to articles, sales letters
2. Common Mistakes Template
An engaging article format especially for warning people away from pitfalls:
List the 3-5 biggest mistakes people commonly make
Explain the consequences of each mistake
Provide corrective steps to resolve issues
Helpful for: evaluations, criticism, product reviews
3. Step-by-Step How-To Template
The perfect way to teach a process or method:
Explain the end goal or benefit upfront
Break down step-by-step instructions
Use examples and illustrations to clarify steps
Helpful for: tutorials, recipes, assembly instructions
Your goal as the orchestrator is to choose template that best matches what you want to communicate.
From here, you can let ChatGPT work its magic!
How To Write An Article Using A Template With ChatGPT
Start with your topic, pick one template, paste it into the below ChatGPT prompt, and then watch a high-quality draft come pouring out.
To start we will use plug-and-play “Step-By-Step How To Template” from above.