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