Susan Gibb

Nicolle Elizabeth interviews Susan Gibb for a weblog series on Fictionaut . She asks about Fictionaut's Hypertext group, which Gibb created, and her depiction of writing hypertext offers encouragement to those who might wish to try writing some. Just as important, it reminds us why we fell in love with hypertext in the first place:

There is a certain amount of learning to write in the form so that readers aren’t left hanging off cliffs or walking (reading) in endless circles–unless that is his intent. Hypertext narrative can also offer many different endings to a story; parallels in time that change the outcome by choice–just as in real life. In truth, hypertext more closely resembles reality than linear text. I find it challenging and fun to write in hypertext form, but not all stories want the paths, and some stories just beg for it.