Dialogue techniques in The Serpent

Let’s consolidate the lessons we learned from looking at dialogue in episode 1 of The Serpent by Richard Warlow, published on the BBC Writers Room website.

Overall, there are three articles:

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

These articles illuminate 8 separate techniques:

  1. Say what others want to hear.
  2. Respond with action.
  3. Answer your own question.
  4. Choose not to answer
  5. Respond with a question
  6. Avoid the question
  7. Seduce
  8. Euphemize

What other techniques are there for answering questions? Let me know on Twitter @screenwrite.org

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