Your complete writing toolset.
Create your World Bible.
Manage your Plots.
Develop your Characters.
Reward your Fans.


All the writing tools you could imagine

Spinner of Yarns, Weaver of Wonders and our Guide to the imaginary realms and vibrant characters of your stories.
Welcome to World Anvil! We're absolutely thrilled to meet you!

We'll provide you with all the writing tools you need to organize and structure your book or series Bible. Build vibrant locations to set your scenes, keep track of your plots, timelines and histories and follow your characters on their epic journeys across your maps! Never lose your ideas about a side-character or historical event, and embed inspiring images and music directly into your world to re-capture the mood!

World Anvil is an all-in-one tool that puts world building and novel planning side by side. Features such as maps, timelines and family trees help you keep the fabric of your world in order and can be linked from any other notes or articles you write while planning. All of your creations are searchable, which means you can recover that crucial piece of information with just a couple of clicks.

World Anvil is the ULTIMATE writing toolset
created for authors of all types of fiction

... and with it you can...


Build the complete, living world behind your writing! Track everything from character motivations and subplots to timelines and geography, and keep everything private whilst you work. Reference your world bible whenever you want to write or get inspired!


Raise hype for your next release to boost its success! Your fans will be thrilled to explore the world you've created! You can share stunning character profiles, maps and timelines, and invite your fans to comment and get involved while they wait for the next installment!


No more lost notebooks! Your work is backed up on eight different servers multiple times a day, and you can export your world too - so you'll never lose your progress, whatever happens! Oh, and if something's set to private, not even WE can see it!


Want to give an editor access to your worldbible? Or maybe you want to co-author, or work as part of a writing team? Now you can do that wherever you are in the world! Give different levels of access to different writers, and even let your fans contribute fanfic!


Monetize your worldbuilding to kickstart your creative career and support yourself between book releases! Give exclusive access to extra content - like character secrets, short stories or advanced chapters - to your Patrons, supporters and paying customers!


Join a community of over 750,000 worldbuilders and solve problems together! Make friends with like-minded writers, and get inspired by author's interviews, community and competitions!

"There is no better system for creating a world! The prompts, the sheer quantity of templates, and the thoroughness makes this my go to tool - anyday"
- Guy - How to be a Great GM

Features for Writers


Write chapters, notes, articles & more

Build up your book and series bible! Write articles to detail and keep track of everything in your world - from plant life to people! Choose from over 25 templates designed to inspire you with prompts and deepen your worldbuilding! Embed your maps, and include images, music and sound effects to capture the mood of your characters, locations and scenes.

Design Interactive Maps

Maps are fantastic writing tools,, but you know what's really cool? Linking your scenes, characters and cities directly to a map! Or even linking maps to other maps, going from your world map all the way down to the city streets where your drama unfolds!

The maps feature will inspire you during your writing process, allowing you to quickly create articles you can flesh out later. Then, if you choose to, your readers can explore your world in an interactive way like never before and immerse themselves in your creation. You can choose exactly what you want to show them, and which spoilers you want to hide!

For every reader, there's nothing like a great map to throw you deep into the story, and make you feel at home in a new world setting.


Cross Reference

Worlds are interconnected, and the rigorous linking system in World Anvil helps you reflect that! You can:

  • Quickly link in articles you've already written
  • Create links for articles you've not yet created (these are added to the ToDo list!)
  • Create an article on the fly whilst writing another article and then link it in!

You can capture all your ideas, and you'll never lose track of your flashes of inspiration again!

Put your book’s history in order

Keep track of everything that's happened in your world of your writing - from histories to mysteries - with Timelines!

Use parallel timelines to track events in a specific country or for a single character.

Separate your timelines into eras for clarity, and use a variety of specialized timeline features to display your events the way you want.

Ideas at your fingertips

When you're writing in flow, you need to have your information at your fingertips.

World Anvil allows you to search and find everything in your world quicker than ever!

Search your whole world by typing 3 letters in any search bar. Mark your articles with tags to find them even more easily!

Saleh'Alire by yeslittlehummingbird

Organize your notes

Organization is beautiful! Keep your writing organized with nested categories - and nest articles under articles - to create a stunning table of contents for your world!

Display the most important categories on your world's main page with book-style covers, so you can find them easier, or to help your readers dive into your world.


Choose what you reveal

The ULTIMATE POWER - control exactly who can see your articles, your secrets and the layers of your maps!

Count your words

Get inspired by your own productivity with our Word Count bar! Set your own targets and smash them!

Save your Ideas

Don’t waste your inspiration when it strikes! Add items to your to-do list quickly so you can come back to them later.

Take Notes

Use the mobile-friendly, OneNote-style notebook when inspiration hits on the go!

Add Audio & Video

Set the mood with soundtracks, immerse readers with sound effects, and narrate your articles, chapters and short stories!

Dive deeper and learn about how World Anvil can help you!
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