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Lori Henderson

As I looked over the outline I wrote again, I noticed it’s actually going to be an action-heavy scene, where silence and gestures will be used more anyway, and the language barrier will be revealed at the end.

I was wondering if it was too cliche to open the story with a dream/nightmare. After a long battle with my characters they have chosen to go in another direction, and I’ve come up with some new things that require a new opening.