Collaborative Stories for the Collective Imagination

Switch-Lit

Collaborative Stories for the Collective Imagination

Switch-Lit is a writing platform for collaborative storytelling. Here, two writers take turns crafting chapters of a single story and connect as equals in imagination across their own parallel world of fiction. What happens when one of the writers is you?

The journey connects

  1. Pick a writing partner

  2. Choose your story settings

  3. Take turns writing the next chapter

  4. Generate your story's cover art

  5. Reveal your finished story

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Monthly prompts

Every month, we release new story prompts with special guest authors to help you launch your next collaborative fiction journey.

Core values

Discover the values at the core of our global community and platform.

Equals in Imagination

Imagination is a primal power within all humans existing in an unequal society. In the Switch-Lit universe, writers are given the power of equal say in a story that weaves multiple perspectives together and makes new realities possible.

Cross-Cultural Connection

When conflict-driven cultures push people apart, collaborative storytelling can provide a safe and infinite space for active listening, creative accountability, and deeper connections between writers from different walks of life.

The Aliveness of Surprise

Structure is productive, but the element of surprise keeps a connection alive. Unexpected characters, random encounters, and twists of chaos turn into joy for those who choose to embrace it all.

Artistic Traditions

The future of collaborative fiction remains rooted in artistic traditions of the past – Surrealism's dreamlike experiments, the spiritual improvisation of jazz, creation myths of indigenous cultures, hip-hop cyphers, and beyond.

Cognitive Responsibility

In the age of social media, the makers of technology-enabled media are in the position to safeguard, if not enhance, a healthy state of mind. What is the cognitively responsible approach, decision, and design at every turn?
Imagination is a primal power within all humans existing in an unequal society. In the Switch-Lit universe, writers are given the power of equal say in a story that weaves multiple perspectives together and makes new realities possible.
When conflict-driven cultures push people apart, collaborative storytelling can provide a safe and infinite space for active listening, creative accountability, and deeper connections between writers from different walks of life.
Structure is productive, but the element of surprise keeps a connection alive. Unexpected characters, random encounters, and twists of chaos turn into joy for those who choose to embrace it all.
The future of collaborative fiction remains rooted in artistic traditions of the past – Surrealism's dreamlike experiments, the spiritual improvisation of jazz, creation myths of indigenous cultures, hip-hop cyphers, and beyond.
In the age of social media, the makers of technology-enabled media are in the position to safeguard, if not enhance, a healthy state of mind. What is the cognitively responsible approach, decision, and design at every turn?

“Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”

• Toni Morrison