Writers please readers by telling stories that are enjoyable and memorable. To be memorable, a story must have some emotional and intellectual impact.
When a great story is finished, readers believe nothing in their lives will ever be exactly the way it was before they experienced the story. This awe-filled awareness comes from a new recognition or reversal of thinking, or a feeling that emerges when characters face conflict in the story that they resolve in meaningful ways.
The true significance in a story is in the quality of the telling, not by the elevated style of the prose.
For good storytelling, stories must be structured to provide continuous and total enjoyment to the reader through unified character action. The reader must be compelled to go on.