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

Creating Conditions on Notebook.ai

Conditions affect your characters for better or for worse. Create diseases, blessings, and more.

Creating conditions on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Conditions under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing condition pages and create new ones at any time.

searchable Search your conditions

If you've got a lot of conditions, 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 condition.

You can also filter your conditions by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

lock Private by default

Your ideas are valuable. Every condition 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 condition page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Condition notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing condition pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

Get a head start with a rich condition 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 condition. 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 condition page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every condition in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for conditions here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is this condition's name?


    Universe

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


    Description

    Describe this condition.


    Type of condition

    What kind of condition is this condition?


    Alternate names

    What other names is this condition known by?


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your conditions.


  • bubble_chart Causes

    Genetic factors

    What genetic factors affect how contractable or effective this condition is?


    Environmental factors

    What environmental factors affect how contractable or effective this condition is?


    Lifestyle factors

    What lifestyle factors affect how contractable or effective this condition is?


    Transmission

    How does this condition spread?


    Epidemiology

    How is this condition controlled or quarantined? How does it first occur?


  • local_hospital Effects

    Visual effects

    How does this condition manifest visually?


    Mental effects

    How does this condition affect the mind?


    Symptoms

    What are the symptoms of this condition?


    Duration

    How long does this condition last?


    Prognosis

    How deadly is this condition? What is the most likely outcome for those who contract it?


    Variations

    What other forms of this condition are out there?


  • healing Treatment

    Prevention

    How do people keep from contracting this condition?


    Diagnostic method

    How do doctors determine whether someone has this condition?


    Treatment

    What is the treatment for this condition?


    Medication

    What medicines help treat this condition?


    Immunization

    What immunizations are available for this condition?


  • bar_chart Analysis

    Specialty

    What specialty/field is most relevant to understanding this condition?


    Rarity

    How rare is this condition?


    Symbolism

    What does this condition represent in your world?


  • date_range History

    Origin

    Where did this condition originate?


    Evolution

    How has this condition changed over time?


  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this condition's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your condition, 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 condition

Conditions 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 condition 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 conditions!

vpn_lock Focus on conditions 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 conditions 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 conditions 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

bubble_chart Build your condition piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

Once you've started creating a condition or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those conditions around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your condition notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
2,034
conditions on Notebook.ai!


of which,
23
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 conditions 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 conditions to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your conditions to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked conditions 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 conditions to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • bubble_chart See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your condition is linked to.