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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All it took was for me to touch the hot sauce with my finger, and from there I was sucked in. The realm I was in, surprisingly seemed to have a city in it. A kid buzzed past me on a hoverboard with hot sauce stickers. It definitely was a city obsessed with hotsauce.
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The boys mother stayed silent. She knew what her husband was dancing around. She knew amnesty comes at a high price. She swallowed away the lump in her throat as she realized their children would soon find out that her father was alive and well.
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“Three pence? This is literal hog wash. I need a cure, not a recipe for ham bone soup” she said. “You said shehadBubblelitus did you not? Who’s the witch here?” Said the witch. “Fine, but if this doesn’t cure mother, I’m telling Mr. Grog to pop your bubble.”
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Previous line by @bennehftw
 
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They crawled over the hill and saw in the distance the group of shadows dancing by the flickering of the fire. The open field desecrated by the winds of change, the ominous woo that puppets the shadows. “Tonight, we will bring to heelthemasters of our terror.”
Previous line by @ellebea
 
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There is no time to worry about our house while that monster is out prowling the streets, and I am the only one who can control it.
Previous line by @gordongulliford
 
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In fact, the old witch's cruelty was mostly performative, to earn the respect of the rest of the witch community. She already had low esteem after the witch HOA complained her hut wasn't spooky enough. So when the King declared a kingdom wide hosepipe ban she was quite appalled.
Previous line by @chillingangelica
 
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The night I setfire to Mr. Wallace’s barn, there was no moon at all…
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It was a normal house, exceptblood was leaking in from the shingles instead of daylight.

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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.