Irene Roth is an expert. She is a wonderful example of what it means to be an expert and to use her knowledge to write and publish articles. Let me explain.
- Irene and I belong to the same writing club, Children's Writing Coaching Club directed by Suzanne Lieurance. Here we learn that we need to use what we know to become an expert or to build an author platform.
Well, Irene has done it beautifully. I will show you what I mean by including what she shares in her writing.
: Title: Are you too young to be achy and sore?
In this article, I examine how kids can cope when they feel different because they have arthritis. They may feel slower than their siblings because of stiff and sore joints. They may be slower getting out of bed because of the pain in their joints. I then list a few things that kids could do if they have arthritis to cope with the disease.
Some of the things that I suggest are as follows:
1. Realize that you're not alone;
2. Tell your teachers about your diagnosis;
3. Accept your disabilities by using a few self-management techniques such as pacing yourself and to listening to your body.
About my experience with arthritis: I have been leading arthritis self-management workshops for almost ten years. It is a six week workshop on how to manage arthritis. It includes a book and a lot of reading material on the different types of arthritis. Participants are given a lot of valuable information during the six weeks and feel much more able to live with the least amount of pain.
I was first diagnosed with arthritis in 2000, and I took this very same workshop myself. I felt so alone and out of control. I was 40 at the time and felt that life has somehow cheated me. The workshop so changed my life and my confidence level that I just knew that I had to help others have the very same feeling that I had at that moment.
So, I got trained through the Arthritis Society to run the workshop and have been running them ever since then here in Perth county and London, Ontario. I also run some workshops in Kitchener, Ontario.
See what I mean, she has taken her expertise and experience and used it in her writing and to build her platform. Now what are you an expert at that can be turned into interesting articles?
Go forth and write about your expertise. Soon you will find the same success as Irene. Join a writing group or club to help you develop your skills and enjoy the process. It will be worth the hard work and it will be FUN.
You can follow her at the following sites to learn more about this successful author.
Writer's Blog: www.irenesroth.wordpress.comAdolescent blog for girls: www.adolescentgirlsblog.wordpress.comPhilosophy Blog: www.switankowskyphilosophicalreflections.comMember of: www.scwbicanada.comMember of: Children's Writers Coaching ClubMember of Children's Writers NetworkICL Member Member of CBI Clubhouse