Is it just the alchemical appartus comprising a story? An alchemical apparatus used to drive the plot, scaffold the structure, and act as a skeleton key to unlock meaning?
Such an apparatus drives the substance of letters and words towards catharsis. Our story-tech equipment enables a bunch of words to be read by an audience. The collection of words becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This is a non-linear phenomenon, akin to complexity theory.
This is how the array of letters constituting the matrix of each page transmutates scrawlings into Art.
The reader undergoes the cathartic process like catalytic enzymes provoking biological reactions.