Welcome to Neither Here nor There…. my humble little corner of the interwebs dedicated to opinions, writing and a little bit of everything else. I’m sure you have a lot of questions so let’s get started.
Who are you?
My name is Rafael R. Piñero, I live in Puerto Rico and I’m a writer. I’m an alum of the University of Puerto Rico and have a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, M.I. But I’ve always been first and foremost a writer and I hope to be published in the near future, but that, like this blog, is a work in progress. Then again, so is everything in life.
A writer, eh? So what do you write?
A little bit of everything. My favorite genres are science fiction, urban fantasy and high fantasy. Truth be told I write whatever strikes my fancy. The blog has multiple examples open for your perusal.
If you peek into the life of a minor celebrity then go ahead and check out Changing of the Seasons. Not big on action, but does have a lot of quite drama moments and quirky humor. Those who love games and cyberpunk should take a gander at The Gate while Urban Fantasy fans can sink their teeth into Wizards’ World War.
Okay, lots of short stories, but have you written anything longer?
Like a novel? Yes. At least three, with three more on the planning stages. The first one was borne right here and gave the blog its name. I’m in the process of querying that one while I edit the other two.
You give a lot of writing advice, but you’re not a published author? Isn’t that a bit presumptuous?
Just a bit. Truth be told I’m no master of the written word and never will be. However I picked up a few tricks along the way and I want to share them with fellow writers. Feel free to burst my ego bubble at any time.
What else are you into?
You mean, what else do I like? Games, either tabletop RPGs or the console/computer variety. I’ve been a gamer for a very long time *cough*Atari2600*cough*. The best of today’s games combine great graphics with solid interfaces and fantastic writing.
I’m also a Harry Potter fan, both the books and movies and even dared to write a few pieces of fan fiction. I’ve posted them here and I’ll leave it up to you to decide if they are any good.
Does your blog have any special features?
Yes. I developed a format of sorts. Each post starts with the Tweet of the Day, which is a link to either a fellow writer’s blog or an interesting article/post/video followed by the body of posts and finally a video because I like to share with my readers something either musical or funny.
You mentioned Tweeter, are you a member of any other social networks?
I’m on Tweeter under @RafaWriter. Feel free to give me a shout out. As for others, I don’t like to spread myself too thin on the internet, but I don’t discount the possibility of switching or joining other sites.
How often do you blog?
I blog daily, unless Rea Life™ gets in the way. I try to maintain a regular schedule of posts with the following themes:
- TV Tropes Monday. As a rabid fan of the website I use it to highlight tropes and how writers can use them
- Tuesdays and Thursdays are serial days with Wizards’ World War and Ambrosius the Warlord.
- Fridays I post under the rubric of Space for Rent where in I either I talk about the blog itself or other subjects that are not strictly writing related. WARNING: String opinions abound of a legal, political, social and personal nature.
- Saturdays I run a weekly recap called the Weekend Roundup. Most people are too busy to keep up with the day to day blog so this allows them to catch up.
- I’m also a contributor to NERD TREK, a net magazine for all things gaming, tech and a little of everything else.
That’s it for now. if you have any questions, please feel free to drop them on my comment section. I make it a policy to answer each and every comment as soon as I can.
Thank you for stopping by and welcome to the blog.
A wonderful experiment at that too. I am happy to have found your blog, when involved in the January Blog Roll at AW. Just so you know I have added your blog, to my blog lovers list. To know what I am on about, feel free to visit my blog. 🙂
Thanks. Haven’t forgotten my promise to send you a copy of my WIP for your perusal. Working on it right now. Thank you for adding me to your blog.
Hi there. I’ve been enjoying your blog, and today’s one made me laugh in addition to having some helpful advice. I’m going to be traveling for the next 4 weeks and would love to repost this article while I’m away. Would that be OK?
I have no problem with that as long as you link back to my blog. Welcome to Neither Here nor There….
I’ve been enjoying reading your blog for a long time now, Ralfast. Looking forward to a lot more from ya. 😉
You’re always welcomed here Tasha. 😉
I now have a year’s reading to catch up! Happy to have discovered your blog, Raf. We have a few interests in common. One thing that fascinates me is how involved rabid RPG fans get when discussing the concepts and themes behind series. End justifying the means in Dragon Age and the concept of choice in Mass Effect. I find the discussions both intriguing and comforting that these asepcts interest people of all ages.
My blog has a little bit of everything. From the every day (Changing of the Seasons) to U/F (Wizards’ World War) and even a bit of fantasy (Severus and Ambrosious the Warlord) among others. You can follow them in the prompts on top of the page. Comments are always welcome. 😀
Ralfast, nominated your blog for a liebster award: http://gypsyscarlett.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/liebster-award/
Sorry for the late reply. I’ve gotten a few awards of late and don’t know if I have enough blogs to spread the love around. Will have to check. 🙂
No worries. I totally understand that!
Rafael, thanks for liking my blog “My Kingdom for a Parking Lot!” Your looks very interesting.
My pleasure. 🙂
Nice blog, Rafael. I know what you mean about writing advice and critiquing. I haven’t published either, but I have been writing all my life (I’m in my middle years), and I’m almost finished school (admittedly, I went back a little late in life, but I still, I believe, have time to do something with it), where I am majoring in English/writing, with a minor in creative writing. A writing education includes reviewing and critiquing other people’s writing, and we learn as much by giving critiques as we do when receiving them. So it isn’t that presumptuous. It’s one of the things you need to do to become a better writer.
Anyway, I just finished reading “Fog of War,” so I’ll head back there and leave a comment. Nice meeting you!
Nice blog. Thanks for visiting mine. I hope you stop by again soon.
You’re welcome. 😀