If you want to know what a mere mortal can achieve, please read Don Lockwood's "Dance Of a Life Time" here on SOL.
I remember finding this story on a January the 1st in - I think it was 2009 - and I was going through a box of Kleenex. No, I don't mean whacking off, but weeping with emotion. It is, in my opinion, the best bit of internet-published fiction ever written. It was this story that inspired me to become a writer myself.