I do not identify as LGBTQ+, but I am going to be writing a book with a main character who is. Their queerness will only be prominent for one arc, during which the story will focus very heavily on their internal thoughts and feelings, specifically relating to them being queer. There is a specific development I would like them to undergo, but I don't know whether it's a plausible one or not since I'm not queer myself.
Would it be on-topic to explain my potential arc on the Writing SE and ask if it's a plausible one?
I've read the two help-center pages about what questions count as on-topic, but none of the bullet points seem to address this. The best evidence I can gather is below.
Evidence in favor, from What topics can I ask about here?:
Questions on these topics are welcome here:
- Writing fiction, poetry, scripts, or song lyrics.
- Questions asking for help expressing a concept or an idea, within limits.
Evidence against, from What types of questions should I avoid asking?:
Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.
Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you're asking too much.
But in my opinion, none of these settle the issue decisively.