CinéLit is a new, rich media “e-book” that combines several genres: the novel, memoir, poetry, music, animation, and original cinematography to tell a story. For us, the evolution of the novel form is inevitable if the printed novel is to survive the digital future that is already upon us. We’re mixing genres to create a new storytelling experience, expanding the definition of artistic collaboration in the 21st century. The aural and visual media brings the printed word to life. As writer and literary scholar Douglas Glover wrote in Attack of the Copula Spiders (2012, 18-19), “an image pattern (in a novel) is a pattern of words and/or meanings created by repetition of an image. The image can be manipulated or loaded to extend the pattern by 1) the addition of a piece of significant history, 2) association and/or juxtaposition, and 3) ramifications.” The challenge in creating a CinéLit story is combining moving images, music, and sound with a traditional written narrative. One form cannot dominate but must compliment the other mediums. This is the challenge, yet the potential for a new storytelling experience is limitless.