Okay, they've got backgrounds, personalities, etc, etc. But when I go to write the dialog every sentence reads like it's coming out of my mouth. E.g. Viewpoint character (who can sound like me ) says "I think you'll want to leave the country, assuming, that is, that your boss is as prone to violence as I suspect." Minor character later on is trying to say (but I'm squelching him) "I think she's p---ed off that we ignored her, at least I assume you two also ignored her as all three of us are getting the cold shoulder now." Obviously, I can carry on and fix it in a second draft, or post for rewriting suggestions, but what I'm really looking for is what do you do to write with different voices? What exercises,ways of thinking, etc, have helped?