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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.

searchable 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.

lock 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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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.

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

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    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.


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 lore 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
2,950
lores on Notebook.ai!


of which,
62
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 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 lores 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 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.