There was 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, and howl in pain and anger.” He now works at Microsoft, writing error messages.

— Gerald M. Weinberg, Fiona Charles, Keats Kirsch, Dani Weinberg and Earl Everett, Weinberg on Writing