Storytelling involves the art of flirting. It's more that just knowing grammar and story structure, a storyteller must know how to apply the principles of storytelling. A good story can be adapted to any medium, and the story will stand the test of time if storytelling principles are well-applied.
I write fiction, and I aspire to be someone who can objectively identify problems in a story and find ways to fix those problems. The role of a story mechanic.