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.

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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.

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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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Premium page


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.

 

location_city 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.

 
Town features

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 towns 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
18,711
towns on Notebook.ai


of which,
445
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 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 towns 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 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.