Creating Continents on Notebook.ai
Underneath our feet, continents form the base and borders our worlds are built upon.
Creating continents on Notebook.ai is easy.
To get started, just click Continents under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing continent pages and create new ones at any time.
Search your continents
If you've got a lot of continents, 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 continent.
You can also filter your continents by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.
Private by default
Your ideas are valuable. Every continent 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 continent page you want, however you want, whenever you want.
Continent notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing continent 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.
explore Get a head start with a rich continent 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 continent. 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 continent page.
Templates are also fully customizable across every continent in your notebook.
You can browse the default template for continents here; click any category to see its questions.
info OverviewLocal nameWhat do the people of this continent call it?
Other namesWhat other names is this continent called?
DescriptionWhat is this continent's description?
UniverseThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
TagsThis field lets you add clickable tags to your continents.
terrain GeographyAreaHow large is this continent?
ShapeWhat is this continent shaped like?
PopulationHow many people live in this continent?
TopographyHow would you describe the topography of this continent?
MineralogyWhat minerals or other kinds of rocks are there in this continent?
Bodies of waterWhat large bodies of water are there in this continent?
LandmarksThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
Regional advantagesWhat regional advantages does this continent have?
Regional disadvantagesWhat regional disadvantages does this continent have?
face CultureDemonymWhat are the people that live in this continent called?
PoliticsWhat are the politics like in this continent?
EconomyWhat is the economy like in this continent?
TourismWhat is the tourism like in this continent?
ArchitectureWhat is the architectural style in this continent?
ReputationWhat is this continent's reputation?
CountriesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
LanguagesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
TraditionsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
GovernmentsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
Popular foodsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
local_florist NatureCropsWhat crops are usually grown in this continent?
CreaturesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
FlorasThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this continent.
fireplace ClimateTemperatureHow hot does it get in this continent? How cold?
SeasonsWhat are the seasons like in this continent?
HumidityHow humid is it in this continent?
PrecipitationWhat kind of precipitation does this continent experience? How often?
WindsWhat are the winds like in this continent?
Natural disastersWhat natural disasters are common in this continent?
date_range HistoryFormationHow did this continent originally form?
DiscoveryHow was this continent discovered?
WarsWhat wars have been fought in this continent?
RuinsWhat ruins are there in this continent?
This category lets you upload images to this continent's notebook page.
It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your continent, 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 continent
Continents 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 continents 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 continents!
vpn_lock Focus on continents 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 continents 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 continents 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.
explore Build your continent piece by piece with personalized writing prompts
Once you've started creating a continent or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those continents around the site.
Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your continent 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 continents 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 continents to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
- description Create unlimited documents and link your continents to them.
- description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked continents 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 continents to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
- explore See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your continent is linked to.
Continents are just one of the 29 types of worldbuilding pages available
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Create your first continent today!