There was once a young man who, in his youth,
professed a desire to become a "great" writer.
When asked to define "great", he said "I want to
write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff
that people will react to on a truly emotional level,
stuff that will make them scream, cry,wail, howl in
pain, desperation and anger!"
He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.
For an actual sample of his work, go here.