I'm keeping this short since I'm throwing it out to you rather than talking about it myself. Are you able to create characters that sound different when they speak? This is something I don't think about very much as I write, and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips.
I'm curious to know:
1. what techniques you use to make your characters sound different and
2. if you, as a reader, are bothered when characters DON'T sound different.