5 more dialogue techniques for responding to questions

In the last post we looked at 7 ways for a character to respond to questions.

Having read this review of Better Call Saul which mentions Walter White’s ability to misunderstand a question, here are five more techniques for our arsenals:

  1. Misunderstand the question:

ADAM

Are you going to eat the apple?

EVE

Am I going to eat the what?

2. Mishear the question:

ADAM

Are you going to eat the apple?

EVE

Am I going to meet the apple?

3. Misinterpret the question:

ADAM

Are you going to eat the apple?

EVE

Do you want to eat the apple?

4. Respond to the subtext:

ADAM

Are you going to eat the apple?

EVE

You’re too controlling. I’m leaving.

5. Respond with sarcasm:

ADAM

Are you going to eat the apple?

EVE

I’m going to eat all the goddam apples!

Do you have any more to share?

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