What techniques could a writer use to make the characters sound more distinctive?
One of the problems we writers face is having convincingly distinctive character voices. Writing Fiction puts many demands on our brain. Between story structure, plot, setting detail, action and everything else, something is bound to get overlooked during the first draft. As a result, sometimes the characters in our story, although they are distinctively different people, all come across as sounding the same – like the writer.
Let’s say we already have the first draft, and during our edit we want to focus on character voice. Any advice for how to go about this?