Hello everyone! I have had the idea for my novel in my head since literally grade 5. We were asked to write a short story and whoops I wrote 7 typed pages.... Not exactly short for a grade 5 student. The story then was about a girl stealing old bandages and supplies from a hospital during World War 2 to help an injured allied airman hiding in a cave near her house. Yes, both my teacher and parents were a little surprised on the subject matter as well. The story has grown and evolved into a full novel now. I have finished the outline for the most part, but am getting stuck on research. This should be my area of expertise as I have a BA in military history however finding information on the daily life of Belgians under the German occupation is difficult as most of it is in French. There is a lot of information on the resistance, politics, the military, and what happened to the Jewish people in Belgium but day to day mundane information is hard to come by. What did they call their clothing? Did schools still operate in the same way? How were homes lit? What books were popular at the time or sports? It is all the little things that are getting me stuck while trying to turn some of the outline into written scenes. Any tips? In the meantime I have taken to working on my writing by using writing prompts everyday to work from. I also have been looking more into how to improve my writing and developing it through my daily writing sessions. Does anyone else do these kinds of exercises?