Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Amelia Bishop:
I’d like to ask about bisexual romance. One issue is, when the characters are in a different gender pairing, the readership for m/m is not interested. I’ve written bisexual characters plenty of times, but I always skip the m/f scenes, and I tend to focus on the m/m. Part of that is just that I know my readers are primarily m/m readers. But obviously, the characters are still bisexual no matter what type of relationship they’re currently in. So I’d like to talk about exploring what makes something bisexual, in terms of story.
Does the character have to be in multiple relationships? Does their bisexuality have to be a part of the story problem? Or is simply mentioning it enough? What level of representation is enough to make a story legitimately “bisexual”?