The default image used for all characters on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

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.

searchable 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.

lock 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.

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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.

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 Overview

    Name

    What is this character’s full name?


    Role

    What is this character’s role in your story?


    Other names

    What other aliases does this character go by?


    Gender

    What is this character’s gender?


    Age

    How old is this character?


    Universe

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your characters.


  • face Looks

    Weight

    How much does this character weigh?


    Height

    How tall is this character?


    Hair Color

    What color is this character’s hair?


    Hair Style

    How does this character style their hair?


    Facial Hair

    What facial hair does this character have?


    Eye Color

    What is this character’s eye color?


    Race

    What is this character’s race?


    Linked Races

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Skin Tone

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Body Type

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Identifying Marks

    What identifying marks does this character have?


  • fingerprint Nature

    Mannerisms

    What mannerisms does this character have?


    Motivations

    What motivates this character most?


    Flaws

    What flaws does this character have?


    Prejudices

    What prejudices does this character have?


    Talents

    What talents does this character have?


    Hobbies

    What hobbies does this character have?


    Personality type

    What personality type is this character?


    Magical abilities

    This 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 Social

    Best friends

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Friends

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Companions

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Enemies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Arch-enemies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Religion

    What religion does this character practice?


    Politics

    What politics does this character have?


    Occupation

    What is this character’s occupation?


    Favorite color

    What is this character’s favorite color?


    Favorite food

    What is this character’s favorite food?


    Favorite possession

    What is this character’s favorite possession?


    Favorite weapon

    What is this character’s favorite weapon?


    Favorite animal

    What is this character’s favorite animal?


    Languages spoken

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Job

    What job does this character have?


  • date_range History

    Birthday

    When is this character’s birthday?


    Birthplace

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Birthplace

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Education

    What is this character’s level of education?


    Background

    What is this character’s background?


  • device_hub Family

    Mothers

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Fathers

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Spouses

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Love interests

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Siblings

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Children

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Pets

    What pets does this character have?


  • shopping_basket Inventory

    Items

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Technologies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


    Floras

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this character.


  • photo_library Gallery

    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 Notes

    Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Private Notes

    Write 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 character 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.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

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.



Our users have created
1,008,139
characters on Notebook.ai!


of which,
9,056
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of 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.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • 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.