Imagine creating characters who share among them powerful magnetic-like forces fueled by needs and desires, knowledge and power. The closer they are drawn together, the greater the dramatic tension. One way to achieve that is through the Character Network. It hones the cast of a story so they become part of a narrative ecosystem. Each action or speech one takes affects the other. Taut, efficient, an incredible engine for the short story, and a tool to hold onto when taking on a novel, Maria shows you how the Character Network works for her.