Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters running around just with different hair color. That’s a boring story.
Copy five or so phrases from each character into a separate word document.
Don’t use any names and jumble the order of the phrases.
See if you can tell who the speaker is each time.
Ask a friend or fellow writer to do the same.
If no one can tell the difference, they probably are too similar. Edit!
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