Creating Characters on Notebook.ai
From your heroes to the little guys, each character plays an important role in your story.
Creating characters on Notebook.ai is easy.
To get started, just click Characters under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing character pages and create new ones at any time.
Search your characters
If you've got a lot of characters, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that character.
You can also filter your characters by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.
Private by default
Your ideas are valuable. Every character you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.
But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any character page you want, however you want, whenever you want.
Free users can create an unlimited number of characters on Notebook.ai.
Notebook.ai's free tier was designed to be more than enough for most people, with Premium pages serving as a way for more advanced worldbuilders to flesh out their world in more detail.
group Get a head start with a rich character template
Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.
You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new character. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your character page.
Templates are also fully customizable across every character in your notebook.
You can browse the default template for characters here; click any category to see its questions.
info OverviewNameWhat is this character’s full name?
RoleWhat is this character’s role in your story?
Other namesWhat other aliases does this character go by?
GenderWhat is this character’s gender?
AgeHow old is this character?
UniverseThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
TagsThis field lets you add clickable tags to your characters.
face LooksWeightHow much does this character weigh?
HeightHow tall is this character?
Hair ColorWhat color is this character’s hair?
Hair StyleHow does this character style their hair?
Facial HairWhat facial hair does this character have?
Eye ColorWhat is this character’s eye color?
RaceWhat is this character’s race?
Linked RacesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
Skin ToneWrite as little or as much as you want!
Body TypeWrite as little or as much as you want!
Identifying MarksWhat identifying marks does this character have?
fingerprint NatureMannerismsWhat mannerisms does this character have?
MotivationsWhat motivates this character most?
FlawsWhat flaws does this character have?
PrejudicesWhat prejudices does this character have?
TalentsWhat talents does this character have?
HobbiesWhat hobbies does this character have?
Personality typeWhat personality type is this character?
Magical abilitiesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
Condition(s)Write as little or as much as you want!
groups SocialBest friendsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
FriendsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
CompanionsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
EnemiesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
Arch-enemiesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
ReligionWhat religion does this character practice?
PoliticsWhat politics does this character have?
OccupationWhat is this character’s occupation?
Favorite colorWhat is this character’s favorite color?
Favorite foodWhat is this character’s favorite food?
Favorite possessionWhat is this character’s favorite possession?
Favorite weaponWhat is this character’s favorite weapon?
Favorite animalWhat is this character’s favorite animal?
Languages spokenThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
JobWhat job does this character have?
date_range HistoryBirthdayWhen is this character’s birthday?
BirthplaceThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
BirthplaceThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
EducationWhat is this character’s level of education?
BackgroundWhat is this character’s background?
device_hub FamilyMothersThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
FathersThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
SpousesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
Love interestsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
SiblingsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
ChildrenThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
PetsWhat pets does this character have?
shopping_basket InventoryItemsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
TechnologiesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
FlorasThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.
This category lets you upload images to this character's notebook page.
It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your character, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!
edit NotesNotesWrite as little or as much as you want!
Private NotesWrite as little or as much as you want!
Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.
photo_library Upload images to your character
Characters and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.
All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your characters out with all kinds of images.
The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy characters!
vpn_lock Focus on characters from a single universe
Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.
Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.
After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just characters and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.
group_add Invite others to collaborate
Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your characters and other pages within that universe.
If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!
brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode
Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.
group Build your character piece by piece with personalized writing prompts
Once you've started creating a character or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those characters around the site.
Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your character notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.
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description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding to storytelling
Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage and an integrated word processor for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.
Other integrated tools allow you to build upon the foundation you lay from a world of characters and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.
- timeline Start working on a timeline and add your characters to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
- description Create unlimited documents and link your characters to them.
- description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked characters from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
- layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
- ballot Share your characters to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
- group See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your character is linked to.
Characters are just one of the 29 types of worldbuilding pages available
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Create your first character today!