Creating Creatures on Notebook.ai
Your personal bestiary includes the wildlife, critters, merfolk, and other interesting beings of your world.
Creating creatures on Notebook.ai is easy.
To get started, just click Creatures under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing creature pages and create new ones at any time.
Search your creatures
If you've got a lot of creatures, 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 creature.
You can also filter your creatures by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.
Private by default
Your ideas are valuable. Every creature 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 creature page you want, however you want, whenever you want.
Creature notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing creature 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.
pets Get a head start with a rich creature 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 creature. 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 creature page.
Templates are also fully customizable across every creature in your notebook.
You can browse the default template for creatures here; click any category to see its questions.
info OverviewNameWrite as little or as much as you want!
DescriptionHow would you describe a this creature?
Type of creatureWhat type of animal is this creature?
UniverseThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this creature.
TagsThis field lets you add clickable tags to your creatures.
pets LooksColorWhat colors does a this creature come in?
ShapeHow would you describe the shape of a this creature?
SizeHow big (or small) is the usual this creature?
HeightHow tall is the usual this creature?
WeightHow much does the usual this creature weigh?
Notable featuresWhat physical features are most notable for this creature?
Vestigial featuresWhat vestigial features does this creature have?
MaterialsWhat materials (feathers, scales, etc) is this creature made of?
fingerprint TraitsAggressivenessHow aggressive is the average this creature?
Method of attackWhat methods does a this creature use to attack?
Methods of defenseHow does a this creature defend itself from attackers?
Maximum speedHow fast can a this creature move?
StrengthsWhat are the notable strengths of this creature?
WeaknessesWhat are the notable weaknesses of this creature?
SoundsWhat sounds does this creature make?
SpoilsWhen hunted, what spoils does a this creature leave behind?
Condition(s)Write as little or as much as you want!
Strongest senseWhat is this creature's strongest sense?
Weakest senseWhat is this creature's weakest sense?
location_on HabitatPreferred habitatWhat kind of habitat is best for this creature?
HabitatsThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this creature.
Food sourcesWhere does this creature find its food?
Migratory patternsDoes this creature have any migratory patterns?
Herding patternsWhat herd patterns does this creature have?
CompetitorsWhat does this creature compete with for food or other resources in its habitat?
PredatorsWhat are the major predators of this creature?
PreyWhat does this creature prey on in its habitat?
call_split ComparisonsSimilar creaturesWhat other creatures is this creature most like?
SymbolismsWhat symbolisms does this creature hold in your world?
Related creaturesThis field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this creature.
timeline EvolutionAncestorsWhat preceded this creature? How has this creature evolved over time?
Evolutionary driveWhat drove this creature to evolve over time?
TradeoffsWhat evolutionary tradeoffs has this creature made throughout history?
PredictionsHow might this creature further evolve in the future?
scatter_plot ReproductionReproduction ageAt what age can this creature start to reproduce?
RequirementsBesides age, what other requirements are necessary before this creature can reproduce?
Mating ritualWhat is this creature's mating ritual?
ReproductionHow does this creature reproduce?
Reproduction frequencyHow frequently does this creature reproduce?
Parental instinctsWhat parental instincts does this creature have?
Offspring careHow does this creature take care of its offspring?
Mortality rateWhat percent of this creature offspring make it to adulthood?
bubble_chart ClassificationPhylumWrite as little or as much as you want!
ClassWrite as little or as much as you want!
OrderWrite as little or as much as you want!
FamilyWrite as little or as much as you want!
GenusWrite as little or as much as you want!
SpeciesWrite as little or as much as you want!
VariationsWhat variations of this creature are there across the world?
This category lets you upload images to this creature's notebook page.
It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your creature, 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 creature
Creatures 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 creatures 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 creatures!
vpn_lock Focus on creatures 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 creatures 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 creatures 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.
pets Build your creature piece by piece with personalized writing prompts
Once you've started creating a creature or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those creatures around the site.
Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your creature 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 creatures 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 creatures to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
- description Create unlimited documents and link your creatures to them.
- description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked creatures 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 creatures to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
- pets See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your creature is linked to.
Creatures are just one of the 29 types of worldbuilding pages available
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Create your first creature today!