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From Existing Content

In this article we will explore how to create a Content Article from Existing Content, which refers to a relevant web page, editorial, or another content article found online. For example, in the section Searching for Subject Matter we found a web page on downtownnorthville.com that explained Northville’s social district, nicknamed “The Twist”.

We can easily take that web page and rewrite it into our own article. Furthermore, we can utilize the power of AI to make the job much faster.

In the last two articles, we used Jasper’s Paragraph Generator to expand sentences and lists into paragraphs. In this article we will instead be using Jasper Commands to rewrite an article from scratch.

Getting Started

You should now see a screen similar to the one pictured here.

Begin by entering the Customer’s Tone of Voice into the box marked Tone of Voice. Click here for information on where to find this.

Issuing Commands to Jasper

Rewrite and Expand the Introductory Paragraph

Go back to the web page on Downtown Northville’s website and copy its introductory paragraph.

  • Paste it into Jasper’s Document Editor. Then in the gray Command Box below, type “Rewrite and expand the paragraph“.
  • Click the L button to indicate you’d like to write a large amount at a time.
  • Click the Run Command button. Jasper will start writing.

Reminder: Always fact-check Jasper’s work. The source article was obviously written during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic—you may have to remove some information that is no longer relevant. It also mentioned a fountain that may or may not actually be there.

Delete the original source material that is still at the top of the document, and let’s move on with our article.

Continue Rewriting Content

Further down on our web page, we see a list of participating restaurants. Lists are easy to expand upon, so let’s highlight it and copy it.

Like we did in the last article, type “***” so that Jasper knows to keep its focus below this point in the document. Then paste the list into the document.

In the Command Box, type “Convert into paragraphs” and click Run Command.

Because AI is not always perfect, Jasper will sometimes write something completely off-topic or incorrect. In that case, just click the Retry Last Output button. Jasper will scrub its last attempt and try again, this time with hopefully better results.

Again, remember to delete the original source material and the “***” before continuing. We only have 479 words at this point, so let’s add a bit more before finishing up.

Here is an interesting paragraph about Northville’s dining pods. Let’s use that for the next part of our article.

As before, copy it, type “***” into our document, and paste.

Then, type “Rewrite the above” into the Command Box and click Run Command. After fact-checking the article, delete the original source material and the “***” to finish off this piece.

If Jasper stops writing in the middle of a thought, just click the Compose button to make it start writing again.

Wrapping Up

Now, let’s finish off our article with some choice commands:

  • Write an introductory paragraph for this article” – Jasper will write an introduction for the article you’ve written. Place it at the top of the document.
  • Write a conclusive paragraph for this article” – Jasper will write a conclusion. After fact-checking it over, place it at the bottom of the document.
  • List some titles for this article” – Jasper will scan the article you’ve written and come up with a few good titles. Select the most relevant one.

Finally, in the left-hand menu of the TownSite Dashboard, select Posts → Add New. Enter your title and article in the fields provided.

Ensure that the article is paragraphed correctly, and that you’ve removed anything that should not be in the final draft (such as the “***“).

Click Save Draft on the top right of the screen so that you don’t lose your work.

We aren’t done yet—we still have to finalize and publish our article. Refer to Finalizing a Content Article for instructions on how to do this.