The next step is to go through the piece and revise the piece's use of dialogue, description, expert opinion, and conclusion.
First pass is for dialogue.
(Urk. It looks like I am using dialogue to deliver simple facts.)
A few notes on revising dialogue from Susan Orlean's Skillshare class on Creative Nonfiction:
1. Dialogue is one of the basic building blocks of Creative Nonfiction.
2. A few rules for revision:
- Never use dialogue to deliver a simple fact.
- Use dialogue to extend the reader’s understanding of a character.- Use dialogue to reveal the language that people use when they are speaking to each other.
- Use dialogue to give a sense of who the character is, instead of just delivering facts.
- To evaluate a quotation, look for the *way* it is expressed. What makes it worth quoting?