I want to write several fictional vignettes about six or seven people and how they are all inter-related. Not family related, related otherwise. How do I create tension with this? I've really wanted to do this but can't seem to bring it together. It feels way over my head and extremely overwhelming project. How can people be related to each other outside of family? I can think of : co-worker, friend, internet, random meet, clubs, public meetings, coffee shops, ? I need a push or direction. Not sure how to even start. Do I develop 7 deep characters and give them all the same little thread or different threads that connect them? Thanks.