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

Creating Magics on Notebook.ai

A source of magic often creates a multitude of spells, potions, and occasional trinkets.

Creating magics on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

searchable Search your magics

If you've got a lot of magics, 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 magic.

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

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

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

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

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

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is the name of this magic?


    Description

    How would you describe this magic?


    Type of magic

    What type of magic is this magic?


    Universe

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


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your magics.


  • flash_on Appearance

    Visuals

    What do the visual effects of this magic look like?


    Effects

    What effects does this magic have?


    Aftereffects

    What visual effects persist after this magic?


  • flare Effects

    Positive effects

    What positive effects does this magic have?


    Neutral effects

    What neutral effects does this magic have?


    Negative effects

    What negative effects does this magic have?


    Conditions

    What conditions can this magic afflict?


    Scale

    How does the power level of this magic scale?


  • polymer Alignment

    Morality

    How good or bad is this magic?


    Respectability

    How respected are users of this magic?


    Element

    What element is this magic most closely aligned to?


    Deities

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


  • lock Requirements

    Resource costs

    What resource costs are required to use this magic?


    Materials required

    What materials are required to use this magic?


    Skills required

    What skills are required to use this magic?


    Limitations

    What limitations does this magic have? What can't it do?


    Education

    What needs to be learned before this magic can be used?


  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

Magics 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 magic 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 magics!

vpn_lock Focus on magics 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 magics 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 magics 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

flash_on Build your magic piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

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

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



Our users have created
25,563
magics on Notebook.ai!


of which,
464
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 magics 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 magics to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your magics to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked magics 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 magics to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • flash_on See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your magic is linked to.