Once your novel has been complete in a word processor, the next step is to upload it into InDesign. It is not recommended that you copy and paste documents into InDesign, as this can create a number of formatting issues in later steps. (note that it is also not recommended that you use InDesign as the original application to type up your novel).
The proper way to get your novel into InDesign is by placing it. To do this, complete the following steps: