3. Formulate a research plan. Where will you find your information? I follow the “Leave no stone unturned” school of research. For the Breton book, I had to use original sources —primarily letters Breton wrote and a few she received, since there was almost no published biographical information. I contacted every potential source I could think of, particularly museums, asking if they had any Breton material. Several museums had original letters and knew of other museums or institutions that had a few letters; I knew where some of her art was, and through my “no stone unturned” approach managed to located other pieces of her art. It was all original research. People were helpful and often suggested other people or places to contact.