I was just wondering if I could use ellipsis this way. My character has a habit of spending a long time thinking before he answers, and between everything he says. For now, to show that it takes a while, I've been using ellipsis like this: "... I don't think that's right." "Yes! ...No!" Can I do that? If not ellipsis, what else could I use, because breaks like that are so often, it sounds weird to point it out all the time. And if I say that he talks like that all the time, it doesn't have the same effect when he suddenly does speak without a break.