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Squicking the author or the audience?

April 28, 2014
Posted at 1:33 pm

When a story line and character development leads me in a direction that I wouldn't personally go, should there be a disclaimer at the start of the story? For example, I have a character, in an open marriage, who wants to guide the sexual initiation of a young adult son. No, she won't be his first, but it's logical, in story, that they later have sexual contact. Why am I unduly worried about this?

Also, I've had reviewers tell me that they are squicked by the slightest M-M contact. When I'm writing outside someone else's universe, I don't think that's anything to worry about. Even in the Swarm Cycle universe, I'd rather do it when it makes sense with female and male concubines.