This was an interesting article for me. I also tried for a buddy flick feel for my first fantasy novel,
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. In my case, in contrast to the assassins mentioned here, I wrote a buddy cop story, since both main characters are also in law enforcement (albeit medieval law enforcement). Having two protagonists with such a strong relationship really adds some connection and support to the story, I feel, and it was definitely fun to write dialogue for two characters who were already fast friends and willing to sass each other. I'll have to check out Ms. Martin's work.
Last edit: 7 months 6 days ago by Dave Dobson. Reason: Clarifying a point I didn't make well in the first draft