Where does a writer's authority come from?

  1. Sarah Anderson profile image69
    Sarah Andersonposted 5 years ago

    Where does a writer's authority come from?

  2. Don Simkovich profile image60
    Don Simkovichposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. MatthewLeo1701 profile image73
    MatthewLeo1701posted 5 years ago

    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.