Good stories involve weaving characters together
                                    Ways to Connect Characters:
                                  Think about their . . .

               Job:  where they work, companies they interact with, conventions,
                 customers, online transactions . . .

               Family:  relatives they know, relatives they rarely see, and relatives
                 they are unaware of . . .

               Friends:  romantic interests, friends they have, those who want to be
                 their friends, people they are introduced to through other friends,
                 acquaintances . . .   

               Extracurricular Activities:  classes, dancing, quilting, car clubs,
                 antiques, book clubs, sports, kids . . .

               Background:  ethnicity, family roots, childhood experiences,
                 traditions, neighborhoods . . .

               Blind Chance:  Create your own connection.  Make it work!