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.

searchable 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.

lock 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.

star 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.

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!


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 location 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
214,129
locations on Notebook.ai!


of which,
1,781
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 locations 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 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.