New hypertext narrative forms – what’s beyond the hyperlink?

The new digital medium of hypertext fiction requires a narrative form because of its non-linear design. In regards to this issue Landow (1992) writes, “either one simply cannot write hypertext fiction […] or else Aristotelian definitions and descriptions of plot do not apply to stories read and written within a hypertext environment” (p. 101). The hypertext medium necessitates changes to traditional plot lines and story structure as we know it.…

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