Asked • 08/05/19

How do I differentiate between the "voices" of my characters in a multi-character POV?

I'm currently writing a novel with 3-4 character POVs in it - two male, two female. Each have different upbringings, different cultural backgrounds, different professions, different motivators and driving factors - in short, how the characters think, the entire worldview, it changes from chapter to chapter.So how do I change my writing to reflect the character voice, when it is just my voice as the writer, bleeding through all of them?Also, how <i>does</i> the writing style change? Between male and female POVs, between different professions? Do male tend to use more stilted sentences than female characters? How does the voice change in, say, a warrior, as compared to a mathematician or a linguist?

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John G. answered • 08/09/19

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Specialist in Research Projects, Story Continuity

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