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

Creating Towns on Notebook.ai

Towns can both unite and divide your characters. Keep track of what makes your towns unique.

Creating towns on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

searchable Search your towns

If you've got a lot of towns, 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 town.

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

lock Private by default

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

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

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

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

  • info Overview

    Name

    What's the name of this town?


    Description

    How would you describe this town?


    Other names

    What other names is this town known by?


    Universe

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


    Country

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


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your towns.


  • group Populace

    Citizens

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


    Groups

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


  • map Layout

    Buildings

    What buildings are in this town?


    Landmarks

    What landmarks are in this town?


    Main roads

    What main roads are there in this town?


    Busy areas

    What are the busiest areas of this town?


    Neighborhoods

    What are the neighborhoods in this town, and how do they differ?


  • face Culture

    Laws

    What are the major laws in this town?


    Sports

    What sports are popular in this town?


    Politics

    What are the politics like in this town?


    Creatures

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


    Flora

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


    Languages

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


  • date_range History

    Founding story

    How was this town founded?


    Established year

    When was this town founded?


  • autorenew Sustainability

    Food sources

    Where does this town get their food from?


    Energy sources

    Where does this town get their energy from?


    Recycling

    How are objects reused or recycled in this town?


    Waste

    How much waste is produced in this town?


  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

Towns 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 town 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 towns!

vpn_lock Focus on towns 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 towns 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 towns 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

location_city Build your town piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

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

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



Our users have created
15,652
towns on Notebook.ai!


of which,
124
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 towns 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 towns to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your towns to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked towns 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 towns to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • location_city See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your town is linked to.