Quote Originally Posted by Toto Too View Post
Well, how do you define story? I mean, everyone has a cool story to tell, don't they? It's about engaging the reader and pulling them into your story, no? It seems like it would have to be one heck of a never-told-before story to overcome not being written well.
A story is told in the telling. A heck of a story incorporates excellent telling. Which comes before "pretty prose" - whatever "pretty" means.