I'm busy gathering research material for my project, but having just finished In Cold Blood, I'm struck with a dilemma: How can you, writing non-fiction, make historical characters interesting when they didn't leave many of (or none of) their own words behind, when the bulk of your information comes from newspapers? I have background info, physical descriptions, and some research requests in the works.

I realize that my work and Capote’s are vastly different. Nevertheless I’d like your opinions.