Research and personal experience add depth to a writer's authority. A writer who has no personal experience with a scientific topic can write authoritatively based on interviews that are conducted well, third-party research, and the citation of credible sources.
Travel articles, though, are best written based on personal experience with a keen observation of the area, attractions, pricing, and the value.
Everyone is an authority on something. Experience and repetition often reveal things to us that we did not know or realize before. If a person was forced to make sandwiches their whole life, say forty-years, that person is going to have a level of understanding about sandwiches that nobody beneath him/her's tenure is going to have. There is a level of mastery in everything humankind can possibly moves themselves to do. A person can be a master of sweeping floors and their movements and abilty to control the tool could very well be on par with the most elegant of ballerinas or accomplished opera singers. Other factors may drive this. For example, the desire to best the best at something, for whatever reasons that person may have, strongly influences how long it take for them to become an authority on the ability or subject. The actual authority of a writer really is how the writer is recognized by his past displays of accomplished ability.
by Adrian McDonald 5 years ago
I am doing a film, 'Son of Sin' which can be found on my profile.I think it would be interesting to acquire the views of others before completing the script. What are your thoughts, feel free to express yourselves.
by Debra Allen 4 years ago
What if it were God's will for a person to live in the prison system?What good will God give in that kind of situation?
by BestConcerns 7 years ago
Will you try to figure it out ?!What do u think?
by Benny Stiltner 5 years ago
In regards to your personal beliefs, what is your source of authority?I enjoy reading the articles by many of you here at Hubpages; however, I am consistently shaken by the fact that so many people write about Christianity, Jesus, God and the Bible and do so based upon an authority that I am...
by Carolyn 5 years ago
I feel that believing in one religion is not practical. Likewise, there is no way of knowing if there is one God, or any God for that matter. I'm not saying there's not either, though I do trust science it only goes so far... Some things will always be left unexplained. The bottom line is that with...
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