Recently I read a post where the creator figured out that a better setting is what they like best. So I just thought and came up with this concept: Some people make their plots/characters/settings better than the other two. So which are you good at? Setting: Setting is the item that relaxes us or creeps us. If made carefully, it can be the proper device to console us or release tension. I think setting writers are mostly visual intelligences, but can also be others. J R R Tolkien possibly was a setting writer. Plot: Plot is what grips us and we first ask about. If crafted well, we may appreciate the oh-so-original plot, but if not, we can just throw the book away, regardless of setting or character. Most plot writers are USUALLY mathematical or verbal intelligence. Almost all would agree that Agatha Christie was a plot writer. Character: Character is the word which makes us hate them or be with them. Characters done well will allow us to mourn for them or enjoy for them. Possibly interpersonals are better character writers. I guess Isaac Asimov was a character writer. Now I know somebody would come here and start lecturing about how there is no 'plot writer' and a good writer must be all of them. But a story that completely balances all three is impossible, and it will lean to one, even for a tiny bit. I think I'm more of a plot writer, because I write sci-fi and no clue mysteries-the type of mysteries where you need nothing but your brain to solve. Your thoughts please? PS Am I allowed to add a poll in this?