Chapter 7 explores two ways that authors are engaging with participatory and collaborative approaches. The first is an examination of the Centre for Digital Storytelling, with its emphasis on co-creation and empathy through such techniques as the story circle within a seven-step creative process. Critical here is the notion of digital storytelling as a ‘learning modality’. The chapter then moves on to look at the ways in which social media can be used within digital arts and humanities’ research. Although recognising challenges and complexities in the way social media has impacted on society, the chapter argues that there still remains significant opportunity for researchers and authors alike to harness the enormous collaborative potential of such platforms.