Are you staring at a blank page, feeling lost for inspiration? Luckily, there are clever ways to beat writer’s block by using efficient, well-detailed writing prompts, particularly for AI generators like Smodin, Chat GPT or Google Gemini.

Creating writing prompts requires patience and practice, but once you’ve mastered them, your content creation will improve tenfold.

From doing a bit of your own research to defining your target audience and developing personas, creating stories, poems, research papers, or history essays becomes a breeze!

Let’s take a closer look at how to create a writing prompt and why using Smodin’s AI Rewriter is the best solution to humanizing AI-generated content.

What Is a Writing Prompt?

A writing prompt is a tool to jumpstart your imagination and spark creativity. This can be anything from a single word, image, or thought-provoking question. Prompts act as a launching pad for your creative writing, helping you overcome writer’s block, improve your writing skills, and generate fresh ideas.

While writing prompts are common in educational settings like schools and universities, crafting effective prompts for AI generators like Chat GPT has become increasingly popular, especially since its launch at the end of 2022.

When using AI writing tools like Chat GPT or Google Gemini, a good prompt serves as an instruction that guides and “preps” the AI writer in the direction you want to go with your writing. As mentioned, this can be in the form of a question, statement, or even a single keyword.

For instance, if you’re busy with a blog post about the best beaches in Florida, you could use a writing prompt like this: “Write a list of the top five most scenic beaches in Florida, USA, highlighting unique features and attractions.”

This prompt gives Chat GPT specific details and clear direction, which ultimately leads to more focused, relevant results.

The trick is the more specific your prompts are, the better your outcome will be.

Types of Writing Prompts

There are many different types of writing prompts: some narrative and some descriptive. Let’s take a closer look:

Narrative Prompts

These prompts are designed for storytelling. They often include a scenario, a character description, or an opening line. Cue words and phrases often include “tell me about,” “why,” and “write a story on [X].”

Example: Write a story about a robot that discovers it has human emotions.

Descriptive Prompts

These prompts usually hone in on a particular person, place, or thing. They generally include sensory details such as sights, sounds, and feelings.

Example: Describe the feeling of stepping into a haunted house in the middle of the night in Connecticut.

Informational/Expository Prompts

These prompts aim to inform and explain. They are generally more fact-based, with cited evidence to back up claims. Think along the lines of “how-to guides” or “cause and effect” situations.

Example: Write about Google’s March 2024 Core update, which aims to reduce unhelpful content by at least 40% [1].

Persuasive Prompts

These prompts encourage action or convince readers of your perspective, as you would in product reviews. Cue words often include “how,” “why,” “convince,” or “persuade.”

Example: Write a persuasive argument about why schools should have longer recess times.

How To Create A Writing Prompt: Step-By-Step

You can create writing prompts by providing AI writers with contextual details, developing a persona, and using Smodin’s AI Rewriter tool.

Writing prompts aim to get writers to think outside the box by introducing and focusing on a certain topic. Educators often use prompts to get students to write creatively, whether they’re tackling history essays or an English short story. The purpose of writing prompts is to generate ideas, improve writing skills, and spark creative writing.

A good prompt should include these two components:

  • Situation – introduces the general topic you need to write about and is intended to spark interest in the writer, such as writing a piece on Florida’s beaches.
  • Direction – describes how the written piece needs to be executed. For instance, briefly explain what the reader can expect, see, and do at Florida’s top beach spots. It encourages the writer to research the topic and offer their unique viewpoints – and maybe even give the opportunity to sprinkle in their personal experiences.

Do Some Research

Before you start writing prompts, it’s good to start with some research.

But why?

  • It broadens your horizons as to what the topic is about.
  • Most AI writing tools have a limited knowledge base (ChatGPT goes as far as 2021!).
  • Helps you produce better prompts.

Let’s say you need to write a blog post on Google’s March 2024 Core Update. Now, seeing this is Google’s latest upgrade, most AI writers won’t have the correct knowledge on the subject. This is where your research becomes invaluable!

Once you’ve got a better idea of the topic, you can prepare prompts for Chat GPT. It’s also a good idea to feed relevant articles, datasets, or research papers into the AI writing tool to give it more context on the subject matter.

Prompt Ideas Include:

  • Prompt 1: Hi Chat GPT, please review this document [insert respective link] and give me a bullet list summary of what it entails.
  • Prompt 2: From this summary can you give me a list of technical jargon and explain what they mean in layman’s terms?
  • Prompt 3: From this attached document, how, in your opinion, is Google’s latest update going to affect future digital content?
  • Prompt 4: What would be the best strategy for SEO writers to take if they don’t want to be penalized by Google?

As you can see, these informational prompts (and contextual details) assist you with your educational blog post aimed at informing and educating your reader. Carefully crafting prompts to match your intent and providing specific details to the AI writer will get you better results than if you just asked it to tell you about Google’s March 2023 Core Update.

Be Specific

As mentioned, the more specific the prompt, the better the result will be.

AI writing models thrive on clear instructions, so in this case, the more, the merrier!

Clear direction gives Chat GPT a clear roadmap on the topic, as vague prompts often leave AI wandering, unsure of what angle to take.

This also includes telling AI your:

  • Target Audience: Who is your intended target audience? Provide details about this demographic, such as age, interests, level of knowledge (beginner vs expert), and pain points. Example: I need to write a [beginner’s level] guide about [solar panels] for [first-time homeowners].
  • Format Style: To write in a specific format (essay vs medical report style). Example: Write about [solar panels] in a [blog post] format.
  • Tone of Voice: To use a specific tone of voice (TOV), such as formal, casual, or humorous. Example: Explain what [photovoltaic energy] means, using a [informative] tone of voice.
  • Set Parameters: To write within a certain word count – do you want a short, punchy story or a long, drawn-out explanation?. Example: Explain [how solar panels work] in [100] words.

Recap: Tips for Specific Writing Prompts

  • Define the format (blog entry/post, how-to guide, medical report, poem, etc).
  • Define your target audience (beginners, experts, etc) and TOV (formal, casual, etc).
  • Include your primary keyword that AI must use throughout (solar panels, best beaches in Florida, Google’s March 2024 Core Update, etc).
  • Set parameters such as word count limits.

Develop a Persona

Similarly to the above, you can get even more specific when you tell AI to take on a particular persona. Chat GPT can be a master storyteller but needs the proper guidance to create engaging content.

And that’s where the concept of a persona comes in.

Personas are essentially a detailed description of a particular writer’s viewpoint you want AI to write from. This provides a blueprint for AI to build upon.

For instance, you need to write about leak detection but haven’t the foggiest clue what it is about or how leak detection specialists converse. You could prompt AI to take on the persona of a professional plumber or leak detection specialist and write from their perspective. Simple.


  1. I want you to imagine you are a leak detection specialist with over 20 years of experience in detecting, finding, and repairing residential leaks. Please explain what procedures you would follow to detect leaks, what equipment is used, and what the main causes of such leaks are.
  2. Please explain how a marathon runner would prepare for a race in the style of Lynn Jennings.

Crafting compelling, detailed characters or personas goes beyond basic prompting. A well-defined persona adds depth and dimension not only to your prompts but to the AI-generated text as well!

Other Personas Include:

  • A 45-year-old cat-loving woman is living in Kansas with a passion for World War II history.
  • A whimsical poet with ginger hair and round spectacles who is fascinated by the art of flying.
  • A twice-divorced American abstract artist living off the land in Alaska.

Refine Prompts

Occasionally, Chat GPT might go off-topic and create fabricated answers.

This is quite normal.

Don’t be afraid to rein it back in, though – and keep Chat GPT on track! This also transcends to editing your initial prompt to explain what you’re looking for.

If or when AI writers are not giving you the desired answer, you can prompt them with:

  • What evidence supports your answer?
  • Can you re-explain that in more detail?
  • How does this answer tie back to [primary keyword]?

It’s a bit of a cat-and-mouse game, to be honest. But with practice and patience, you can shape and mold Chat GPT into (almost) anything you want!

Humanize Your Content

Right. so the researching, prompting, and grooming has been done.

Now what?

Once Chat GPT has generated the answers you want, following the directions you have given it, it’s time to go through the AI-written work with a fine-toothed comb. This includes:

  • Tweaking the writing to match the intended TOV.
  • Remove jargon and replace it with simpler explanations (if applicable).
  • Sprinkle in personal anecdotes to add a unique touch.
  • Fact-check your answers. Read that again.
  • Break down walls of text with bullet lists and white space.
  • Ensure it has enough details to effectively cover the topic.
  • Go back and re-edit prompts (if needed).
  • Ensure the format maintains a logical flow.

Humanizing AI-generated content will prevent it from being flagged on AI detectors, like Copyleaks or GPTZero. These detection tools are particularly used in educational settings to check for plagiarism.

Top tip: Try Smodin’s AI Rewriter to humanize your content in no time!

If you’re still a bit stuck, we’ve put a list of prompts related to specific industries for you – enjoy!

Best Writing Prompt Ideas

Here are a few writing prompt examples that many writers in different industries can use:


  • Create a 150-character max meta description on [topic].
  • Give me 5 subheadings for a blog post of [X].
  • Give me 20 keyword variations for [X].
  • Craft an outline for [topic] within a 1,500-word count limit.
  • Create a list of high-authority websites in [industry].


  • Generate [X] YouTube video ideas for [company] about [topic].
  • Craft a referral program to incentivize existing customers to refer our [product or service] to their networks.
  • Craft a catchy slogan for [brand website] using no more than 10 words.
  • Create a checklist for conducting market research before launching a new product or service.
  • Create a step-by-step tutorial for [insert material] aimed at [target audience].
  • Give me 10 marketing ideas on how to sell [product] to [target audience].


  • Create a follow-up email to a lead who has shown interest in [product/service].
  • Develop a sequence of cold call emails for nurturing partnerships.
  • Write a LinkedIn template in [number of words] for reaching out to [target audience] in [industry].
  • Create a sales strategy playbook for [product] in [country] for the [industry].
  • Create a 10-line telesales campaign targeting [target audience] to generate leads for our [niche] company.


Mastering the art of writing prompts empowers you to tackle any writing task with confidence.

Imagine effortlessly generating engaging blog posts, crafting captivating stories, or even producing research papers with the help of AI tools. Take your creative writing game up a notch with a few of these handy tips!

By following the tips in this guide, you’ll be well on your way to unlocking this potential and becoming a more productive and versatile writer.

But remember, before you start writing, do a bit of research on the topic to make the most out of your prompting-making skills.

Humanize your content and bypass AI detection tools with Smodin’s AI Rewriter tool today!