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

Creating Locations on Notebook.ai

From magical mountains to urban modern settings, locations are the lifeblood of worldbuilding.

Creating locations on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

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Search your locations


If you've got a lot of locations, 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 location.

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

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Private by default


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

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Free page


Free users can create an unlimited number of locations on Notebook.ai.

Notebook.ai's free tier was designed to be more than enough for most people, with Premium pages serving as a way for more advanced worldbuilders to flesh out their world in more detail.

 

terrain Get a head start with a rich location 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 location. 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 location page.

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

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

  • info Overview
    Name
    What is this location’s full name?

    Type
    What type of location is this location?

    Description
    Describe this location.

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

    Tags
    This field lets you add clickable tags to your locations.

  • face Culture
    Language
    What languages are spoken in this location?

    Population
    What is this location’s population?

    Currency
    What currencies are used in this location?

    Motto
    What is this location’s motto?

    Laws
    What are the laws in this location?

    Sports
    What sports are played in this location?

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

    Spoken Languages
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

  • business Cities
    Capital cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

    Largest cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

    Notable cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

    Capital cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

    Largest cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

    Notable cities
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this location.

  • map Geography
    Area
    What kind of area is this location in?

    Crops
    What crops does this location produce?

    Located at
    Where is this location located?

    Climate
    What is the climate like in this location?

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

  • date_range History
    Founding Story
    How was this location founded?

    Established Year
    When was this location established?

    Notable Wars
    What notable wars has this location been involved in?

  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

 
Location features

photo_library Upload images to your location


Locations 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 locations 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 locations!

vpn_lock Focus on locations 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 locations 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 locations 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

terrain Build your location piece by piece with personalized writing prompts


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

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



Our users have created
237,404
locations on Notebook.ai


of which,
1,520
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 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 locations 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 locations to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your locations to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked locations 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 locations to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • terrain See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your location is linked to.