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Writing Bi-curious Characters:
There are two male characters in my novel. They're both established to have been with women before. They have a short fling for a few weeks (it has been established that yes, they often have relationships with women in this way as well) Whether or not the relationship was sexual, I'm not exactly sure yet. They eventually 'break up, ' but remain good friends and later go on to marry women.
edited 12th Jan '13 2:36:07 PM by TheMuse
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Ha :D But yeah, no matter how their relationship is interpreted, it obviously 'means something' and they genuinely enjoy each other's companionship. And neither of them take advantage of each other, it's more of them just trying something out together
A noble thief is not seen, heard, or feltYou're damned if you do with some and damned if you don't with others, so just do whatever you feel is best and argue your side if you ever need to. There are always people who will read into things and twist it into something. Just do whatever you feel best. All that ultimately is case of just being people. You can just defend fact it's not that they're no bisexuals or anything, it's just these two people's particular story. If they want their differences to be accepted, should have to accept others and realize things not straightforward, clear cut message either way. So yeah, just do whatever you feel is best for story.
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Wolf1066No need for you to apply labels at all, just report the "facts" of the story. "She's in a relationship with her", "he's in a relationship with that woman", "they've had relationships with women and they experimented with one another". Not "lesbian", "straight" or "bi-curious" People, by nature, are going to apply their own labels reading it. You can't get away from that, but you can avoid any terminology on your own part and just treat every relationship between characters as unique and self-standing. Writing balance is clearly maintained, sexuality is not the "issue" but part of who they are that affects how they act. Emotional bondings become the focus - including the level of trust etc that enables your two characters to experiment with one another.
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