A collaborative creative writing app where stories are built line by line.

Contribute to multiplayer stories, seeing only what the previous author wrote. Modeled on the game exquisite corpse, each creation is gloriously unique!
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Previous line by @judakaleta
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Tohle je první věta mého příběhu, musí být dostatečnědlouhá.
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Previous line by @kaeleigh
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She was his favorite. She always had been. Satan had always seemed to have a soft spot for her. Her malicious nature and destructive powers seemed to impress him. The way she could ruin lives in a second with a grin on her face. The way she enjoyed it. She made him proud.
Previous line by @kaeleigh
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It seems so distant yet close at the same time. Like a far away memory that you hold close to your heart.
Previous line by @shastamcclain
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She has no idea what happens in this Forest let alone to us as we hike the trails you can barely see in the moonlight…oh no, is that a full moon? It can’t be.
Previous line by @shastamcclain
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The disappointment and anger I felt was not even covering the pain of what is happening to me. I feel so alone, even with people more like “strangers” all around me.
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This is a story that is notyournormal bedtime story…it is much, much worse…..
Previous line by @shastamcclain
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Why? Why would he fall for such a scam and want to ruin our marriage? Sheisnotreal!
Previous line by @starparker
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Judith’s life had always had this underlying, dull ache in the centre of her psyche. She felt wrong, totallyoutofplace wherever she was. She existed more than she lived for decades, went through the motions, killed time. The day she met Maj-Britt, everything changed.

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What is Byline?

A multiplayer creative writing experience where a group of authors creates a story, one line at a time.

How does it work?

Loosely based on exquisite corpse, each author writes a line having only seen the line directly before theirs. Once complete, the creator titles the story and shares it with the group.

Is this a game?

Yes! Get started by creating a story and sharing it with friends. Don't know any writers? No problem. Post your story to Byline and you'll meet some!

Who does the writing?

Public Stories

If you create a story (by clicking the new story button New Story Icon) and don’t invite other authors, then it posts publicly to Byline and can be contributed to by any author on the platform.

Private Stories

If you invite individual people (by username, email, or phone number) and make sure Plus others on Byline is deselected then your story becomes private and only those invited can contribute.

What's a breadcrumb?

Breadcrumbs give authors an opportunity to select a key word/phrase from their line that they think is important. Breadcrumbs are visible for the life a the story and can act as clues that offer additional context.

They are optional, but fun to add!

What's a sequel?

Sequels are stories spawned from the last line of other stories. To create a sequel go to the bottom of a finished story and select Write More Create sequel based on this story.

What if I see something offensive?

If you see something that doesn't live up to our standards report it by clicking the next to any line.