Posts By: Neal Sandin

My work so far….

I wanted to put into a single post the work others were kind enough to publish, just to have it all in one place… Fiction/Poetry: We Sing the Spring Song, published by The Storyteller’s Refrain (Issue 3, Winter 2023); Page 23 Time for a Cappuccino, published by Vocivia Magazine (Issue 2, Chronos);  Page 29… Read more »

Time for a Cappuccino

The very nice people at Vocivia Magazine published my story, Time for a Cappuccino, earlier this month. You can find it here:

No One Has Been Here Before – Zero Readers

So, I was finally published. The kind people at Zero Readers put up a poem of mine which you can find here: Other poems in Issue 3 can be found here: I highly recommend submitting to them when next they are open to submissions. Each poem is given feedback that was both both… Read more »

New Music: Mansur – Disciples

I am not sure why, but I really love this song by Mansur “Disciples.” It is not my normal thing, and if I am being cynical, it sort of sounds like what a Hollywood film would play during an alien nightclub scene or something of the sort. But it’s pretty great. Maybe it is because… Read more »

Being an Ally: The Bare Minimum

There is currently a terrific amount of social debate and disruption, with marches and protests regarding Black Live Matter, systemic racism, climate justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, policy brutality/reform, and more. Tensions are justifiably high and perhaps even aggravated due to it being an election year in the US. That being said, I have been thinking on… Read more »

Neal’s Rules for Revising: Write it Twice (or Thrice)

It is obvious that sometimes you first draft is not your best. But even after revising and working that draft to shiny perfection, it still isn’t quite right. It doesn’t do whatever you want it to do, although you might not see where it is falling down on the job. Sometimes, it is better in… Read more »

Cooperative Writing Experiment

So, I just sent off an email with a few paragraphs of a story to my local writing group. This was inspired by a suggestion made a few weeks back about doing some cooperative writing. But due to life getting in the way, it was never getting started and so I (perhaps unwisely) volunteered to… Read more »

Current Favorite Song

I will play this song for everyone. I think it is one of the best things to come out in ages. Yes, it is electronica, and yes, it has that heartbeat that might not be for everyone. It also doesn’t have any singing, although I am generally in favor of that (something I’ll likely write… Read more »

Neal’s Rules of Revising: Print It Out

So, I finally finished. I finished the first draft. Then the second and third, and I honestly and truly think that this fourth draft is the final one. And I learned a lot of very helpful things along the way so here is the first entry of “Neal’s Rules…,” a series that I’ll be returning… Read more »