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How to Write Bisexual Characters


Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Kathy Griffith:

How about treatments of bisexuality that don’t involve threesomes or open relationships?

Kathy gets at a good point here. The lazy way to show someone being bisexual is to show them having sex with men and with women, either at the same time or serially.

But there must be better ways that don’t rely on the physical act of sex. After all, I can write a perfectly good gay character who never does the dirty in the book. And there are tons of straight stories that don’t feature sex, and yet we understand those characters are straight.

So how can we write bi characters that don’t rely on actual sex to convey their bisexuality?

Apologies to Angel for the unicorn. ;)

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