Thinking about subscribing to an AI writing tool?
In the past, writers used to rely on dictation apps for their writing needs. But now, with these AI writing assistants, writing blogs, books, social media posts, emails, and more has become super easy
But, be careful, investing in an AI writing assistant can be a waste of time and money if you don’t use it well. And there’s a learning curve if you want to get the best out of a tool like Jasper, Copymatic, Rytr, or any other AI writing platform.
You need to know how to use the tool’s features to get the best results.
Or you’ll just get frustrated as you use your limited credits and the AI tool cranks out gibberish.
This post will help you get more out of an AI tool. Keep reading to learn about the importance of the right tone of voice when using an AI writer and how it can help you produce better-written content.
The problem with AI writing assistants
For all the hype about AI writing tools, there are problems for users. For example:
- AI writing assistants are not substitutes for skilled writers. If you lack marketing or content writing and copywriting knowledge, you won’t get useful results
- It takes a lot of learning to get the best out of AI writing tools.
- You need to know how the tone of voice affects your results, how to optimize content for maximum impact, and more
- AI writing assistants produce gibberish and can get ‘confused’ if you don’t provide the right inputs.
- You waste time, effort, and money if you don’t generate good writing outputs.
- You end up rewriting a great deal of content if you don’t know what you’re doing. You might as well write your whole book chapter or article on your own from scratch.
How the right tone of voice can dramatically improve your content
When you use an AI writing tool, it needs input to produce the right output.
Most AI platforms ask you for input or specific prompts like:
- Post title
- Key points or content brief
- Purpose, template, or format such as blog post, Twitter thread, cold email, etc.
- Tone of voice
Many AI writing tool customers intuitively understand that the content title and content brief are essential.
But most don’t realize how effective the right tone of voice can be. Your choice of tone is a key AI prompt that will improve or degrade the information you get. Keep reading for examples.
Examples of tones of voice in action
Here are some examples of how different tones of voice can impact AI content generation.
The topic is ‘A description of a quiet morning on a winter’s day’
1. Tone of voice: ‘happy’
Waking up to the sound of a crackling fire, the sun shining through the window and a fresh layer of snow on the ground. This is what a winter’s day is all about! Bundle up, make some hot chocolate and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
2. Tone of voice: ‘compelling’
Winter mornings are often the most peaceful time of day. The sun has barely risen, and the world is just starting to awaken. All is calm, all is quiet. Take a few minutes to enjoy a winter morning with this video.
3. Tone of voice: ‘rapturous’
On a quiet winter’s day, the snow gently falls from the sky, blanketing the ground in a soft white layer. The world is still and silent, the only sound the occasional crunch of snow underfoot. A warm fire crackles in the fireplace, throwing a comforting glow throughout the room. In front of it sits a cozy armchair, perfect for reading a good book on a cold morning like this.
In this simple example, you can see the difference in the output just because of the change in tone.
Many factors go into making an AI tool produce better content, but we’ll focus on tone of voice here.
To make things easy for you, I’m making a list of interesting tones of voice you can use to generate better AI writing copy.
Tones of voice to generate better content with an AI writing assistant
The list is broken down into main ‘Tones of voice’ or ‘Feelings’. Play around with different tones to get content that reflects what you need.
Some tones of voice are interesting.
My two favorites are:
- ‘blog review’ when I want to create a product review
- ‘copywriting’ when I want a sales-like copy
And you could also use people as tones too. Try Joe Rogan or Danielle Steele to see what content you get.
Let’s get going!
Tones of voice for blog post writing and marketing
Serious, Journalistic, Academic Tones of Voice
New York Times
Harvard Business Review
Happy and Joyful Tones of Voice
Positive Emotional Tones of Voice
Negative Emotional Tones of Voice
Now, you try
As you can see, there are many different tones of voice that writers can experiment with when using an AI writing tool.
However, just using the right tone isn’t enough. You also need to ensure that all your other input is on key. Like the title, description, keywords, and so on.
You also need to know what makes writing good to use AI effectively. So, build your content writing and copywriting skills for the best effect.
With the right inputs like the tone of voice, you can create powerful and engaging content that connects with your readers and gets results!