Pre-Release Announcement: Copyright Answers


Available for Pre-Order on Amazon now

Copyright Answers Will release on November 11, 2015

I wrote Copyright Answers in response to questions from other writers and artists who are confused about the law and how it applies.

This short ebook is your go-too guide for common questions related to copyright law.  For authors, artists, and other creatives, this book answers questions like:

  • What is covered by copyright?
  • How do I get a copyright?
  • Can I use celebrity or product names in my fiction?

Includes Bonus Content: Copyright, Creative Commons, Courtesy and You: What You need to know about CC Licensing.

Compiled by author and blogger Rose B. Fischer, Copyright Answers is here to help you understand this complex body of law and protect your artistic creations.

Tutorial: How to Make a Fantasy Texture


Today I’m going to do a tutorial or walk through on how to make a background image suitable to use with a fantasy project. There are a lot of free resources out there, but sometimes your book cover or art project has a certain color scheme. Maybe you just can’t find anything with the right atmosphere and you want to design a cover from scratch. If so, read on.

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Cover Process Walkthrough

There are a lot of premade cover templates out there for indie authors, and lots of great sites to download high-resolution stock and texture backgrounds. There’s also Fiver and other such sites where design students or anyone with access to an image program and half an hour to spare seems to be offering “design services.” The saturated digital market and ease of access can lead to the feeling that creating a book cover is “simple” and that many cover artists overcharge.

In few weeks, I’m going to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon where, among other things, I’ll be offering to customize premade book covers for my supporters. I thought it would be fun and enlightening to track how much time and how many steps go into the design of my covers, so that supporters who want them can see exactly what they’re paying for.


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Redefining Disability Challenge – Question 27

Originally posted on DeeScribes:

Each Wednesday, I post my response to a question from the Redefining Disability Challenge. This is my response to the twenty seventh question in the Challenge. As usual, I am not looking ahead to future questions, so I may inadvertently address some topics which will come up later in the Challenge. Here is this week’s question:

What is your opinion about forced treatment, and who should decide when a person is or is not capable of making sound decisions about treatment?

Personal autonomy is important to me. My body is my own, and I expect to be part of any discussions related to my care or my life. I was raised by parents who supported this idea and taught me how important it was for me to be an expert on “Denise.”

As a child, I was never excluded from discussions between my doctors and my parents. They included me…

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