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

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.

searchable 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.

lock 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.

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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.

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 Overview

    Local name

    What do the people of this continent call it?


    Other names

    What other names is this continent called?


    Description

    What is this continent's description?


    Universe

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


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your continents.


  • terrain Geography

    Area

    How large is this continent?


    Shape

    What is this continent shaped like?


    Population

    How many people live in this continent?


    Topography

    How would you describe the topography of this continent?


    Mineralogy

    What minerals or other kinds of rocks are there in this continent?


    Bodies of water

    What large bodies of water are there in this continent?


    Landmarks

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


    Regional advantages

    What regional advantages does this continent have?


    Regional disadvantages

    What regional disadvantages does this continent have?


  • face Culture

    Demonym

    What are the people that live in this continent called?


    Politics

    What are the politics like in this continent?


    Economy

    What is the economy like in this continent?


    Tourism

    What is the tourism like in this continent?


    Architecture

    What is the architectural style in this continent?


    Reputation

    What is this continent's reputation?


    Countries

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


    Languages

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


    Traditions

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


    Governments

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


    Popular foods

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


  • local_florist Nature

    Crops

    What crops are usually grown in this continent?


    Creatures

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


    Floras

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


  • fireplace Climate

    Temperature

    How hot does it get in this continent? How cold?


    Seasons

    What are the seasons like in this continent?


    Humidity

    How humid is it in this continent?


    Precipitation

    What kind of precipitation does this continent experience? How often?


    Winds

    What are the winds like in this continent?


    Natural disasters

    What natural disasters are common in this continent?


  • date_range History

    Formation

    How did this continent originally form?


    Discovery

    How was this continent discovered?


    Wars

    What wars have been fought in this continent?


    Ruins

    What ruins are there in this continent?


  • photo_library Gallery

    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 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 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 continent 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.

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

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.



Our users have created
1,063
continents on Notebook.ai!


of which,
43
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 continents 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 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.