The pub in The Money Star

The early drafts of the Money Star were written while I lived in a flat above a pub on Leather Lane, the next road west from Hatton Garden.
And it's on Hatton Garden, down an alleyway that you could easily walk past if you didn't know it was there, that this gem of a pub can be found if you look closely enough.

Here's the view from the street.

You can see why this place is easily missed.
It's the last place on Earth that The Money Star hero Sye Remnant enjoys a pint.
Does he ever make it back and reunite with landlord Gordon and best mate Edgar?
Don't ask me. I only wrote the thing.

The 'A Different Voice For Each Character' Myth

I've been spoonfed to the point of sickness the advice to make each character sound distinctive in terms of what they say, and how they say it.

But wait a minute. Of all the novels and screenplays I've ever read, there's been very little to distinguish one character's dialogue from the next, unless they have a stutter, a really foul mouth or an absinthe-strong dialect.

And is it really that important that each character speaks in a noticeably different way? Is a book really spoiled by having characters speak in a similar way?

The more I think about it, the more this sounds like another of those myths that theorists trot out to fill space in their 'how to' books, and one that pro writers just plain ignore.

(There's another myth of writing here, in case you mythed it.)