My stories are not fantasy they are based on real-life areas such as drug abuse and the like. I've done numerous days worth of researching I have even asked some of the people themselves about certain types of life styles. However I just can not seem to push it out it just feels wrong on some cases. For instance, I have a soldier character who has had it rough over seas and but every time I try to push out a war like situation I feel like I'm dishonouring the whole drama of the situation I just can't get it as intense as I feel it should be it's just dead and lifeless. For another example, I have a drug-abusing male as one of my main uppermost characters. I (thankfully) have no experience in that area and I feel like I'm making things appear more evil and dirty than they in all actuality are. Because to a person of that lifestyle writing in that point of view wouldn't it be classified as good, and heavenly instead of how other people see it? I would just like some tips on this issue, comments are much appreciated.