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Write your Lore.
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You are a Creative Mind

Master of Imagination, Explorer of the "Maybe", Breaker of Boundries
Welcome! We, the Anvil of Worlds, are honored by your arrival!

We'll provide you with the tools you'll need to bring your worldbuilding to a
whole new level! Organize your thoughts, keep track of everything, and create a living world you can be proud to showcase!

World Anvil is the ULTIMATE Worldbuilding Toolset for all Worldbuilders and Creatives

... and with it you can...

BUILD

Build a complete, connected and living world! Whatever you're building for - stories, games and art, for your conlangs, or just for fun - our complete toolset with over 25 inspiring tempaltes will make worldbuiding a quick and exciting process.

SHOWCASE

Showcase your worldbuilding to your friends and family, to your fans or to the whole world! Control every aspect of the display of your characters, maps and timelines, and invite your fans to explore your creations!

SECURE

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!

COLLABORATE

Create by yourself or with a team - wherever you are in the world! Invite editors to refine your works, give different levels of access to different writers, and even let your fans contribute!

MONETIZE

Monetize your worldbuilding to kickstart your creative career! Choose exactly who sees your work, and give exclusive access to customers, Patrons and supporters!

MAKE FRIENDS

Join a community of over 350,000 worldbuilders and solve problems together! Make friends with like-minded creators and get inspired by the community and competitions!

"There’s nothing like getting lost in the world you are creating and World Anvil helps you build the perfect map to navigate it easily"
- Deven Rue, Mistress of Maps

The Features

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Write

Write articles to detail and keep track of everything in your world! 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, and even secrets and spoiler markers, for an immersive reading experience.

Design Interactive Maps

Maps are great, but you know what's really cool? Linking your worldbuilding directly to a map! Or even linking maps to other maps, going from your world map all the way down to a city or a building!

The maps feature will inspire you during the worldbuilding process, allowing you to quickly create articles you can flesh out later. Then, your readers can explore your world in an interactive way like never before!

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Cross Reference

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

  • Link in articles you've already written
  • Create links for articles you've not yet created (these are added to the to do 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 history in order

Keep track of everything that's happened in your world with Timelines! Use parallel timelines to track events in a specific country or for a character. Separate your timelines into eras and use a variety of specialized timeline features to display your events the way you want.

Search & Find

When you're writing in flow or mid-game session, you need 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

Organization is beautiful! Keep your worldbuilding 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, to help your readers dive into your world.

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Control Access

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

Track your tasks

What to write next? The TODO list tracks all your articles yet to be written. You'll feel great when you tick them off!

Count your words

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

Take Notes

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

Embed 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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