A physical location, or a state of mind; both are places to consider when preparing to write, and for characters to experience.
A plot has a number of different meanings, and consists of different parts. Plan your story with plot type, plot structure, and story.
We all have our bad days, but when we don't feel like writing, we can still work towards goals with different activities.
Creativity knows no bounds, so where do you start when creating creatures that no one has heard of? Look here for the first steps.
Feminism has tried to define a strong female character, but maybe the strong female characters should be what redefines feminism.