Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.

Saturday Music Playlist

Music is a huge part of my creative process, whether it is grooving in the car thinking up new ideas or playing the same songs over and over to catch a mood for a particular scene. Sometimes I obsess on a song for weeks at a time. With time being such a precious commodity, music shortcuts the time for me to get in “the writing zone.”

I’ll be updating my playlist on Saturdays.

February 2, 2013

Obsessing on “Amsterdam” by Imagine Dragons
Just discovered “San Francisco” by Foxygen
“What the Water Gave Me” by Florence + the Machine is on my playlist
Also listening to “Ohm” by Yo La Tengo (special thanks to Nathan Bransford for writing about Growing Older with a Band)
And anything from Two Steps from Hell.

This week has been an atmospheric music week for me. Two Steps from Hell is fabulous to listen to while I’m brainstorming or writing. Their music always has a sense of movement to it, and it helps me imagine scenes like a movie trailer. I’m reading through some of my previous chapters and trying to add in some Dreamless City feel. I’ve been exploring what steampunk means in relation to this book. More about that next week.


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Posting Schedule for 2014-15

Monday through Friday I will be posting about writing as business and craft, the science of creativity, all things steampunk, and progress on The Dreamless City.

Weekends are reserved for my Music Playlist.

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About the Author

Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.
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