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

Creating Traditions on Notebook.ai

Everyone has something they celebrate. Honor your characters by detailing their traditions.

Creating traditions on Notebook.ai is easy.

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

searchable Search your traditions

If you've got a lot of traditions, 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 tradition.

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

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

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

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

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

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is this tradition named?


    Universe

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


    Description

    How would you describe this tradition?


    Type of tradition

    What kind of tradition is this tradition?


    Alternate names

    What other names is this tradition known by?


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your traditions.


  • track_changes Observance

    Date(s)

    When does this tradition happen?


    Countries

    What countries celebrate this tradition?


    Towns

    What towns celebrate this tradition?


    Groups

    What groups celebrate this tradition?


  • flare Celebrations

    Activities

    What activities are common when celebrating this tradition?


    Gifts

    What kinds of gifts are exchanged during this tradition?


    Games

    What games are played during this tradition?


    Symbolism

    What does this tradition symbolize in your world?


    Food

    What food is common during this tradition?


  • date_range History

    Etymology

    Where did the name for this tradition originally come from?


    Origin

    When did this tradition originate?


    Significance

    How important is this tradition? Who is it most important to?


    Religions

    Which religions are associated with this tradition?


    Notable events

    What notable events throughout history are related to this tradition?


  • photo_library Gallery

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


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

Traditions 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 tradition 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 traditions!

vpn_lock Focus on traditions 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 traditions 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 traditions 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

today Build your tradition piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

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

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



Our users have created
1,510
traditions on Notebook.ai!


of which,
60
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 traditions 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 traditions to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your traditions to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked traditions 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 traditions to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • today See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your tradition is linked to.