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

Creating Groups on Notebook.ai

Bundle your characters, locations, items, and other ideas into any kind of collection you need.

Creating groups on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

searchable Search your groups

If you've got a lot of groups, 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 group.

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

lock Private by default

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

star Premium page

Group notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing group 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 group 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 group. 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 group page.

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

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

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is the name of this group?


    Description

    How would you describe the this group group?


    Other names

    What other names is this group known by?


    Universe

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


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your groups.


  • list Members

    Leaders

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


    Members

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


    Creatures

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


  • location_on Locations

    Locations

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


    Headquarters

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


    Offices

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


  • business Purpose

    Motivations

    What motivates this group?


    Goals

    What is the primary goal of this group?


    Obstacles

    What obstacles stand in the way of this group?


    Risks

    What risks are on the line for this group?


    Traditions

    What traditions does this group partake in?


  • thumbs_up_down Politics

    Allies

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


    Enemies

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


    Rivals

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


    Clients

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


  • shopping_cart Inventory

    Inventory

    What kinds of items does this group keep in inventory?


    Equipment

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


    Key items

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


    Suppliers

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


  • call_split Hierarchy

    Supergroups

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


    Subgroups

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


    Sistergroups

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


    Organization structure

    Write as little or as much as you want!


  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

Groups 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 group 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 groups!

vpn_lock Focus on groups 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 groups 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 groups 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

wc Build your group piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

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

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



Our users have created
25,768
groups on Notebook.ai!


of which,
157
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 groups 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 groups to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your groups to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked groups 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 groups to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • wc See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your group is linked to.