Write a scene that will mentally destroy your main character. Make sure to use rising action to help justify the pain to the reader.
How do your secondary characters feel about their parents?
Imagine a world where magic and technology are intertwined. What things are created? What things are changed? What tools are most important?
Pick three of your favorite literary characters. Pick the most ideal fictional place for a party. Your favorite characters have all gotten together to celebrate the New Year. How does it play out? What did they talk about?