Making my characters sound different to one another is one of the things I am finding the hardest to do as a first time writer.
I came across this exercise via The Writers Digest and thought that it sounded quite interesting. (Visit their website if you’d like to explore more of their prompts and writing exercises.)
Write a couple of pages of conversation where one character talks in say, four word sentences and the other in ten word sentences.
For example, ‘I can’t do this.’
‘Yes, you can. You are being ridiculous. Just be brave.’
‘It’s just too hard.’
‘When was the last time you did something for you?’
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