"The measure of an author is how well he expresses an idea, not where that idea comes from.", this statement from daemon bothers me a bit. My question is what is more important to create a good novel, the story or how it was presented? Before I joined this forum I would have thought the story itself was most important but it seems that how it is presented is possibly more important. Am I jumping to the wrong conclusion? Certainly both aspects are very important, so for me it is a question of which should take priority.