211: Writing with a Nemesis: Using ChatGPT to Strengthen Your Arguments

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you how I write with a writing
buddy that never sleeps. It

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Are you getting tired of jet
TPTs endless regurgitation of

SEO optimized articles and
social media posts, I am well on

even Chechi Beatty is getting
tired of that. At this point.

Too many people use to train the
AI as a text generator. And too

few people use it as a highly
capable writing partner that

never sleeps. When I first ran
into Chet GPT, it was amazing.

But I swore that I would never
use its output verbatim between

it being easily detected and
occasionally completely

fabricated. It just doesn't get
my style and tone just right.

But it can certainly help me
write better, the trick will

treat it like an editor, a
proofreader and disgruntled

reader at the same time, I make
it an enemy of my text and let

it attack it as vigorously as
possible. And then I incorporate

that feedback into my next draft
that I write. So here's how I

use conversational AI to
strengthen my argument by making

chat up at argue against my
writing. The most impactful way

of using chat up at mid process
as a writer has been using it as

a skeptic. After I've written my
first draft of anything I write,

I paste the whole thing into a
Genchi party session. And then I

prompt the AI to act like
someone who disagrees vehemently

with anything that I'm writing
about, and making the AI into my

personal devil's advocate. One
of the benefits of chat GPT is

that it's trained on millions of
think pieces and opinions. And

that includes the polar
opposites of my personal

thoughts and my feelings as
well. So instead of having to

step outside of my own
perspective all the time, I can

use chance up to to play that
part. Most of the time, I asked

the AI to list the top three
arguments that someone opposed

to my kind of thinking would
disagree with, and then why they

would disagree with that. The
response to this single prompt

alone often gives me food for
thought that can lead to

complete rewrite of the article
because they see something that

I completely forgot when I first
drafted it. Usually, I'm so

trapped in my own ocean of bias.
And just the mention of a color

argument allows me to burst that
bubble. What would an opponent

of my school of thought claim?
How would they attack even a

well reasoned article? That's
what jet UBT can do? So I then

asked to give a few examples of
answers to those points of

criticism. They're usually not
very good. They're very generic

and unspecific, but they do
point me in a direction that I

can explore with my own
arguments. I run this prompt for

every long form article that I
write sometimes even tweets, if

the points of contention are
strong enough, I immediately

tried to defuse them right there
and then by expanding my article

to address these concerns, and
this usually doesn't take more

than 10 minutes for an article,
but it's time incredibly well

spent, because it makes it much
more defensible, and just more

approachable. GPT is good at a
few more things that I

occasionally ask it to do with
my writing not just being a

devil's advocate. Sometimes I
write something that feels

unfinished. The thoughts are
there, but they're not really

clear. I've asked jet UBT about
what is missing from this to

make it more cohesive of an
argument, which tends to

highlight the missing pieces of
the puzzle and I can go in and

fix them. The AI is also

reasonably good at detecting the
emotional subtext of any given

passage, I often ask it, which
emotional arcs exist in the

article. And where do they
clash, which regularly

highlights a way to abrupt
change of tone that I can then

smooth out in the article as I
write the next draft. And none

of these questions as of the
text are in any way novel or

magical, but the speed at which
set up can allow you to reflect

on them. That's the awesome part
of this experience. The other

area that Chad should be at can
help with is the quality and

accuracy of examples in my
writing, I highlight real world

businesses, examples and founder
journeys a lot, but I write from

within my own echo chamber. And
that makes a whole lot of sense

to me, but it doesn't
necessarily connect with all my

readers who come from outside of
that echo chamber. So for this,

I have found it helpful to ask
Chet GPT to find unexplained any

confusing examples for an
audience of x if it finds such

examples. Then I asked him to
come up with better examples,

which tends to surface names and
ideas that I may have missed in

my own research and exploration.
It broadens both my own mind and

the compatibility surface of the
text. But there's one big

problem here. Church CPT is
tendency to make things up. Any

claim related to the real world
should be thoroughly fact

checked outside of church CPT,
even frameworks and concepts

that it suggests need to be
researched. They might not exist

outside of the church UBT
session, I was asked to find

studies on mental health topics
and the AI gave me 10 scientific

paper titles, of which only
three actually existed. And that

brings me to another editorial
job that GPT can be used for

fact checking. Wait, what did I
just say that Judge up

hallucinates things all the
time? Well, yes, which is why

that I never trust the examples
it gives. But that doesn't mean

that I can treat Changi PT as a
writing truther. In a way, I

asked the AI to be extremely
skeptical, and surface the five

parts of the article that really
need to be fact checked, I make

chat up to look for anything
that sounds particularly

unbelievable and search for
misleading phrases. And since

Chechi beauty is pretty much a
gaslighting engine at scale.

After all, its primary purpose
is to come up with believable

and convincing text. I have
found that it's pretty good at

finding this kind of tension in
my written content to it knows

what it's doing, and it knows
how to find it in your work too.

I often ask the AI to point out
any logical fallacies and my

text, it has so far found a lot
of confirmation bias. If you

have No True Scotsman arguments,
and a surprisingly high amount

of loaded questions, it's really
useful to have a logical

reasoning system. Take a look at
my drafts. And I want my

articles to be inclusive and
appeal not to just a tiny niche

audience, but a lot of people
and for that one final thing

that I use mid writing is the
perspective shift. I asked GPT

two questions. From a beginner's
perspective, what is confusing

and what is complicated, and
from an expert's perspective,

what is over simplified or
misleading. The resulting list

of paragraphs and sections gives
me ample opportunity to make the

article more comprehensible to
either audience if I want. If

it's meant to be for a specific
audience, I can skip this step.

But any topic that touches the
lives of all kinds of peoples

and all sorts of journeys, like
whenever I write about mental

health, I want to leave no
reader behind. Well, there you

have it, adversarial writing
with generative AI. That's my

way of rounding out an article.
When you use chat up t as your

part time writing nemesis,
you'll end up with a piece of

writing that is both completely
written in your own voice

because you write it but it's
also more accessible for readers

inside and outside of your
existing readership. Because the

AI gave you an opportunity to
look at it from somebody else's

view. And that's it for today.
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Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
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