How to use Boss Mode

Jarvis, write a blog post for me. 

Follow these steps to using the new Boss Mode features or watch our latest Boss Mode 101 training with Dave.

Step 1: Select Start from scratch or blog post workflow. 

  • Start from scratch: a blank document with a sidebar.
  • Blog post workflow: 3 guided questions to answer before opening a document.

We will pick the start from scratch flow for simplicity, but try both and see which one works best for you. 

Step 2: Fill in all relevant content in the sidebar. 

Jarvis will contextualize your content based on what inputs you give him. The more specific and detailed your inputs are, the better results Jarvis will generate. The side nav bar is always present for you to change and edit as you go. It is important to note that Jarvis will default to read primarily what is in the document as your document gets longer and has more words. 

Step 3: Have an "outline" or "framework" of what you want to create.

Since I am writing a blog post, a good framework or outline for me to follow would be: 

Intro paragraph
Body paragraph 
Body paragraph 
Body paragraph 
Call to Action

It is important to note that Jarvis is primarily built to write more creatively than he is factual. So, many times his facts will be fillers or placeholders for you to go in and actually fact-check. These are real restaurants in San Antonio, but I would change some to match my opinion about restaurants I love. 

Step 4: Use Jarvis Command to build that framework. 

Tell Jarvis to "Write an intro paragraph about...". To run this command, place the cursor at the end of the command and type CMD + Enter (on a Mac). 

See my example; I wrote a sentence to help guide Jarvis in the direction I wanted him to go. If I had written "Write an intro paragraph about tacos," I could have gotten something more general—details matter. Have an objective so you can guide Jarvis where you want him to go. 

Objective: I'm writing a blog post about getting ready for hurricane season and how to stay safe this year. 
Bad input: Write an intro paragraph about the weather. 
Ok input: Write an intro paragraph about the dangers of hurricanes. 
Great input: Write an intro paragraph about safety tips for hurricane season on the Florida coast.

Important: When running a command, Jarvis does not "see" what you typed into your Title or Content Brief in the sidebar. If you want Jarvis to use that information, be sure to copy and paste it into the document so he can read it.

Step 5: Use commands within each piece of your content. 

All Jarvis Commands can be generated by placing your cursor at the end of the command and clicking command + enter. Try different Jarvis commands to complete your body paragraphs, such as: 

  • Write a paragraph about the topic above. 
  • Write the next sentence about...
  • Write a paragraph about... 

Try using adverbs/adjectives to spice up your writing and give your content a different tone.

  • Example: "Write an urgent call to action about..." or "Briefly write a paragraph about..."
  • Try adverbs like:
    • honestly
    • quickly
    • briefly
    • intensely
    • urgently
    • officially
    • delightfully
    • boldly
    • cheerfully
    • eagerly
    • elegantly
    • deftly
    • brightly
    • warmly

Step 6: Guide Jarvis by placing your cursor at the end of sentences. 

Where your cursor is placed is where Jarvis will read and generate content. Jarvis reads 2000 - 3000 characters above your cursor. Build off the paragraphs he's already produced or fill in additional content by placing your cursor inside your document and pressing compose to generate more. If you want to run any command, your cursor needs to be on the document. 

Step 7: Use shortcodes and shortcuts when you need them. 

  • ***: stops Jarvis from reading the content above
  • Command + /: re-run or retry 
  • Command + Z: undo
  • Command + J: Compose
  • Command + Enter: Run Command
  • Command + Shift + Enter: Run Command and keep Command on the page after running.

For PC users, use the Control button instead of Command.

Step 8: Fill in details and information where needed; use templates in power mode. 

Power mode and SEO mode are still available. If you find yourself stuck and need more new ideas, use a template to generate different content. See more here

Step 9: Fact check and plagiarism check. 

Before you publish your content, make sure that you edit and fact-check your article. Additionally, run your content through Copyscape or a plagiarism checker to ensure that your content is 100% original. 

Step 10: Export and Publish! 

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