Writing

🦾 AI writing is a big deal

Posted: October 20, 2022
Word count: 933 (4 min)

👋 Hi! I’m Tom, and this is the Best Writing Newsletter (Issue #13). Every Thursday, I send great reads, tools, jobs, tips, and friendly encouragement to do your best writing.

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Tomas Laurinavicius

Co-Founder & Chief Editor, Best Writing

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AI is here.

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Chinese Proverb

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AI content platform Jasper raises $125M at a $1.5B valuation. 🤯

Whatever you want to call them, AI content generators, assistants, helpers, bots, and whatnot, are everywhere.

Productivity influencers are pretty excited about the new tool called Lex.

Amanda Natividad confirms it is ridiculous and assures that it’s more like a real-time collaborator rather than a writer replacement.

I haven’t tried it yet. There are 24,745 people on the list as of now.

More on AI writing later in this newsletter.


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Writing Tip of the Week

🧪 Use converting copywriting formula. This week’s tip comes from Daily Copywriting.

Use the featurebenefitoutcome thought process.

Feature: Ultra Wide Pro camera system.

Benefit: Get crystal clear pictures at any time of the day.

Outcome: And never worry about editing them on software again.

This is copy that converts.

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Best Writing Examples

Discover sharp copy, inspiring quotes, and powerful messaging from the best apps, websites, magazines, and books.

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I’m good. I want to be a part of this. Classic advertising copy from 1989. Source: Rave Flyers Gallery.

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This brilliant Asics World mental health day campaign got only 13 likes. Nevertheless, the copy and visuals are perfect.

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Here’s a great example of a newsletter popup. It’s short, snappy, and specific. It sets clear expectations with lots of social proof. Source: Marketing Examples.


Best Reads

Favorite stories from Writer News.

💰 Best Copywriting Niches. Michelle Chow shares the most profitable copywriting niches that are growing.

🤖 AI Will Assist Rather Than Replace Writers. Ori Goshen, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of AI21 Labs (the creators of Wordtune), shares his thoughts on the future of Al-writing.

“If machines can write like humans, human readers will find ways to authenticate human writers, because who wants to read an opinion piece by a bot?”

✏️ Write Like The Hustle. Sam Parr gives some powerful writing tips that no one talks about but is really, really useful if you want people to actually read your writing.

📈 250,000+ Monthly Visits. An in-depth guide on increasing website traffic with all the techniques, strategies, and lessons learned.

✍️ Writer News is a new place for writers to share their work, get feedback, and discuss writing. Invite-only. Join the waitlist here.


Cool Tools

Interesting apps and software for curious writers.

The Freelance Rate Calculator. This free tool gives you the minimum rate you need to charge to achieve your goals and pay your expenses.

Hoppy Copy. This AI-powered writing tool promises to help you write high-converting emails 10x faster.

Readsy. A plug-in that highlights key text to make reading faster.

Gamma. This fast alternative to slides allows you to write like a doc and present like a deck.


Food for Thought

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.” – Tim O'Brien

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Something can be factually true but contextually nonsense. Bad ideas often have at least some seed of truth that gives their followers confidence.” – Morgan Housel

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham


Did You Know?

🛁 Agatha Christie did her best thinking while eating apples and drinking tea—in the bath.

Unfortunately, she found modern baths “too slippery, with no nice wooden ledge to rest pencils and paper on,” so she was forced to give up the stimulating habit.


Best Writing Jobs

Find your next writing job, freelance gig, or side hustle.

  1. Full-Time Technical Writer at Simple Technology (Remote)
  2. Full-Time Buyer's Guide Writer at Android Police (Remote)
  3. Full-Time Copywriter at Precision Medicine Group (Bethesda, MD, US)
  4. Full-Time Content Strategist at Databento (Remote, US)
  5. Full-Time Copywriter at Islands (Remote)

Freelance opportunities for members only.

🔒 Fintech Copywriter at Self Financial (Freelance)

🔒 Technical and Non-technical Writer at Harrison (Freelance)

🔒 Journalist at Orion Research (Freelance)

🔒 Sports Reporter at MailOnline (Freelance)

🔒 Technical Writer at Dice (Contract)

🔑 Become a member to get instant access to daily freelance gigs not advertised anywhere else.

💼 Check all open roles or become a member to get daily job alerts.

Hiring writers? Use the code “FIRSTJOB” at checkout to get $100 off your first job post.


What’s New at Best Writing?

Our website and blog migration is nearing its end.

In case you missed it, we created content hubs with the best books, book notes, quotes, famous authors, writing wiki and writing blog.

🙋‍♂️ We posted 30+ new jobs and added new members to the writer’s directory (here’s how to get listed if you’re a writer).


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Until next week,

Tomas Laurinavicius (your AI-assisted friend)

Co-founder, Best Writing (formerly Content Writing Jobs)

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