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 @joshcrawford
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The rainhadturnedred as my father & I ducked under the awning of the barber shop. I grabbed his hand, squeezing it hard but he was awestruck & just as scared as me. We just stood watching in terror the red rain fall.
Previous line by @joshcrawford
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"Take the picture already!" one of us yelled though I don't recall who. The Artist painted us in silence as we strained to keep our pose. It was only five minutes time before the artist stood up, finished with the painting. Wewaitedexcitedly to see.
Previous line by @joshcrawford
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My physical body was the first target for the sickening. I watched as my skin linedwithredveins. Sick veins I could feel beneath my skin. They burned, prickling me from the inside like the cactus.
Previous line by @joshcrawford
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Maybe that's the attraction she is as real as he wants her to be in his head. His head. Mary grabsthehammer from the middle kitchen drawer. "Honey?"
Previous line by @kalihunt
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These facts started surfacing the internet and the public had something to say. The world is chaotic and unpredictable, filled many perspectives but Mister Planner had complex imperfecthumans bumping into each other trying to make sense of this sense.
Previous line by @kalihunt
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In a world bustling with noise and activity, there was a girl named B whose shyness wrapped around herself like a cloak, veiling her from the chaos. B found solemn in silence and her quiet nature became the canvas upon which she painted her most vibrant dreams and aspirations.
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.

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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.