Writing

How to Organize Ideas for Your Novel in 5 Steps

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 • 3 min read

The book-writing process can be daunting. Even bestselling authors may experience writer’s block as they try to come up with their next book idea. However, sometimes the opposite happens: You have so many ideas for your short story, non-fiction book, or other creative writing projects that you can’t even figure out your starting point. Nonfiction authors and fiction writers alike can save a lot of time, energy, and headaches by learning how to organize their ideas before writing their first draft.