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 @emiliamatos
 
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I wanted to run, but it was too hot, so I decided to stay home and work out indoors because I didn't want to risk getting sunburned. What drinks should I drink water or Coca-cola? I decided to drink water because it's better for your health.
Previous line by @daylindeleon
 
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Guardthegates as the sun set every day and decided to have a meeting and decide what the best plan could be to stop them from destroying their peace and serenity.
Previous line by @moe
 
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Dear doctor, thank you for prescribing me with these meds. I am in a much better place, my appetite is back, my sleep schedule is on point, and my urge to suck on my neighbour’s cat’s front left paw has gone away, however, that compulsion has been replaced by a new one…
Previous line by @moe
 
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Be careful while putting the eggs into the bucket. I only had 4 eggs left and one of them had a crack in it, as I was placing the eggs in the bucket I realized to my horror
Previous line by @moe
 
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Commanding his own Ship had been his dream, however, as Jerome gave the orders to winch in the mooring lines he knew that this voyage would be his first and last as captain. He drank his coffee as he re-read his mission orders.
Previous line by @moe
 
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The commotion had excited milo, and being the inquisitive border collie that he was he bolted towards the sound while I struggled to catch up. Suddenly everything went silent and the blood curdling scream turned into a
Previous line by @papasacapaca
 
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- Fock you! Fockyou! - Wait a moment, are you the police? - No! Dumbfock! I'm a woman! - Well, then how do you explain this? - Are you drunk?! - Yes, indeed.
Previous line by @tracyboyes
 
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He glanced at me and quickly looked away, did he notice how red my cheeks where? Did he see me staring? Is he smiling... He Is! How can he be so arrogant, in his stupidly expensive well fitted suit. I can't stop looking. I want to but I can't tearmyeyesaway.

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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.