Hypertext Guide

Chris at Gimcrack’d is curious about the lack of instructional documentation on the process of writing nonlinear text, so he’s taken on the task of creating a manual.

There are tons of manuals on how to write — some of them are even good. There are almost none on how to write nonlinear text. (If you can think of exceptions or recommendations, please please please leave a comment.)

He plans to document his own work as he writes a hypertext, which for now is tentatively titled mountain.tws. His article details some of his preliminary thoughts and expectations for the text, including how many endings it will have, how the text is structured, and what he hopes to keep hidden from his readers.

Thanks, M. C. deMarco.