Do an experiment: take a story which is not known to many, it maybe yours or by a famous author and share it with a group of people and request for feedback. Tell them that this is your first attempt at storytelling.
Now: share the same story with another group of people saying that you took 6 months writing and rewriting this story and you worked very hard at it. Request feedback. I suppose people in two groups where you share the stories have similar interests and education level etc.
Again: share the same story with another group of people( or a similar story as far as ‘profundity’ is concerned) or with one of the two groups mentioned above. This time tell them that it is by that famous author. Ask for the feedback.
Compare the results in three cases and you will be thrilled and amazed!