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Creating Lores on Notebook.ai

Track every kind of story within your world, from modern anecdotes to ancient legends.

Creating lores on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

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Search your lores


If you've got a lot of lores, 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 lore.

You can also filter your lores 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 lore 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 lore page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Premium page


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

 

book Get a head start with a rich lore 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 lore. 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 lore page.

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

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

  • info Overview
    Name
    What is this lore's name?

    Summary
    In short, what happens in this lore?

    Type
    What type of lore is this?

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

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

  • import_contacts Content
    Full text
    What is the full text of this lore?

    Dialect
    What dialects are present in this lore?

    Structure
    What form or structure does the written form of this lore take?

    Tone
    What is the overall tone of this lore?

    Genre
    What is the genre of this lore?

  • home Setting
    Time period
    What time period(s) does this lore take place in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • find_in_page About
    Subjects
    What subjects does this lore cover?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • thumbs_up_down Truthiness
    True parts
    What parts of this lore are based on truth?

    False parts
    What parts of this lore aren't based on truth?

    Believability
    What makes this lore believable to those who hear it?

    Morals
    What morals does this lore touch on? What is the primary moral of this lore?

    Symbolisms
    What symbolism is there in this lore?

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

    Hoaxes
    What hoaxes have popped up from this lore?

  • face Culture
    Impact
    What impact has this lore had on culture over time?

    Created traditions
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this lore.

    Influence on modern times
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Motivations
    Why do people tell this lore? Why was this lore first written?

    Reception
    How has this lore been received by the public?

    Interpretations
    What different interpretations have existed for this lore?

    Media adaptations
    How has this lore been adapted into popular media?

    Criticism
    What criticism is there against this lore?

    Created phrases
    What phrases or slang originated from this lore?

  • today Origin
    Source
    Where and how did this lore originate?

    Original telling
    What was the first telling of this lore like?

    Date recorded
    When was the first recording of this lore?

    Inspirations
    What inspirations were there when coming up with this lore?

    Original author
    Who were the original authors of this lore?

    Original languages
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this lore.

  • date_range History
    Historical context
    What historical information is relevant to better understand this lore?

    Background information
    What background information is relevant to better understand this lore?

    Important translations
    Which translations of this lore were the most important?

    Propagation method
    How is this lore retold? How does the story of this lore spread?

  • file_copy Variations
    Geographical variations
    What geographical areas have different tellings of this lore?

    Evolution over time
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Translation variations
    Which translations of this lore have significantly changed the meaning?

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

    Related lores
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this lore.

  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

 
Lore features

photo_library Upload images to your lore


Lores 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 lores 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 lores!

vpn_lock Focus on lores 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 lores 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 lores 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

book Build your lore piece by piece with personalized writing prompts


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

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



Our users have created
4,066
lores on Notebook.ai


of which,
110
were created in the past 30 days!

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