Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Five Minute Exercise - Nobility

1. Set your clocks/timers for Five (5) Minutes.

2. Write about Nobility. Write about the noble traits that are so often ignored with roles. Do the terms dignified, distinguished, virtuous, majestic, aristocratic, honest, illustrious, and so on - make you think of a man or woman - or both? How often do you use certain words to describe the character of men and women? When you write, try to describe a glorious woman. Can you use words such as distinguished and dignified to describe a noble woman appropriately?

Get into as much detail as you can for the next five minutes.

3. Ready?

4. Go.

5. Finished? Review and be amazed.

I hope you had fun. Come back next Friday for a new writing prompt.

Was this exercise helpful?

Did you succeed with this writing exercise? Was it helpful? Were you able to find and write about a noble woman using words like distinguished and dignified? Did you challenge your beliefs about what words describe male and female characters? Did you discover noble traits often ignored?

Why or Why Not?


  1. I'm never good with writing prompts. I do see these types of challenges around. It would be helpful if someone would explain how this improves/enhances your writing. I'm all for trying something if I understand it a little better. Or are these prompts better for people who write fiction? I guess I just need some help in this area.

    1. Hi Carla, most of my writing tips on this site are for fiction writers, but any writer can benefit from something I've posted. These prompts are to help you lose your inhibitions about writing and just write whatever comes to your mind, no mental editing, no distractions, just write on the topic provided. It's provided to show you what you can do when you clear your mind for five minutes and just write. I hope that helps you.


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