link (as in a chain)
A novelist must understand how to concatenate the events of his story in such a way as to maximize their dramatic effect.
com (together)#catena (chain) (Latin)
Split "concatenate" as come-cat-and-eat. All happens one after another as a chain work. CON CAT N 8 can you con eight cats into biting each others tails to form the number 8 (which looks like a link in a chain?