I have only recently come into creative writing, but since I've been doing a lot of reading (both here and on my own), I have noticed a large number of references to good 'Writers' and good 'Storytellers'. A good writer seems to fall into the Cerebral category---meaning that they dazzle us with their brilliance and ability to use words. I think about authors like David Foster Wallace in these cases, or even Pynchon and Nabakov. These authors (for me, at least) are incredibly talented and necessary to read in order to understand good writing---however---I find that I don't necessarily care what happens at the end of their books. Lol! While their prose blows me away and I admire it to no end, I have to force myself through their work because it is rarely---how can I say it----entertaining??? But then there are other authors like Willa Cather or Mark Twain, for example, that I actually enjoy reading. In other words, the point of the book isn't necessarily word play (or brilliance, for that matter), but simply the relation of a good story. I guess the best---very best---books can do both, and I think about The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, or maybe The Road by Cormac McCarthy? Anyway, I just wondered what the opinion of other writers was on this. Do you think a delineation can truly be made between people who 'write' and those who tell 'stories'---or is it all just a lot of bunk, and a good writer is a good writer??