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

Creating Religions on Notebook.ai

Organizing your world's beliefs into cohesive religions can lead to a more epic world for your readers.

Creating religions on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

searchable Search your religions

If you've got a lot of religions, 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 religion.

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

lock Private by default

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

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

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

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

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is this religion's name?


    Description

    How is this religion usually described?


    Other names

    What other names is this religion known by?


    Universe

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


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your religions.


  • date_range History

    Origin story

    How did this religion first come into existence?


    Notable figures

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


    Artifacts

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


  • forum Beliefs

    Deities

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


    Deities

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


    Teachings

    What values does this religion teach?


    Prophecies

    What prophecies does this religion teach?


    Places of worship

    Where does this religion worship happen?


    Worship services

    What kind of worship services are common with this religion?


    Obligations

    What kinds of obligations are required of those who practice this religion?


    Vision of paradise

    What does the this religion vision of paradise look like?


  • account_balance Traditions

    Initiation process

    What does the this religion initiation process entail?


    Rituals

    What rituals are common with this religion?


    Holidays

    What are the this religion holidays?


    Traditions

    What traditions are common with this religion?


  • location_on Spread

    Practicing locations

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


    Practicing races

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


  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

Religions 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 religion 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 religions!

vpn_lock Focus on religions 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 religions 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 religions 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

brightness_7 Build your religion piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

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

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



Our users have created
8,346
religions on Notebook.ai!


of which,
44
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 religions 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 religions to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your religions to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked religions 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 religions to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • brightness_7 See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your religion is linked to.