About Rose F

Rose B. Fischer is an avid fan of Foxes, Star Trek, and Stargate: SG-1. She would rather be on the Enterprise right now. Since she can't be a Starfleet officer, she became an author. Her current project is The Foxes of Synn, a low-tech science fantasy serial. Click here for more information. She is a survivor of domestic violence who lives with multiple disabilities. Visit rosebfischer.com for more!

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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