Book Cover Shop

I’ve moved my premade book covers to a shop all of their own.  I’ll still be sharing WIP covers and showing off new ones here on the blog, but I wanted to make it easier for authors to buy and simpler for me to organize.  So from now on, if you’re looking for my covers, head over here:

Cover Devil: Unconventional Premade Covers for Indie Authors

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Premade Cover Set

I decided to turn last week’s premade into a set. I’m still seeing these as a Scifi or Fantasy Cover concept.  Text is starting to grow own me.  Next week, I’ll make the associated social media images.

Premade Scifi Fantasy Book covers with colored spheres in center


Interested in this cover set? Email: rosebfischer1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  •  Starts at $75 for one ebook edition and $140 for digital and print.
  • $50 for each additional ebook edition and $100 for each additional print cover.


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[Art Share] Premade Book Cover WIP

This is a premade book cover design that I’ve been working on for a while.  I’m not entirely happy with the text, but I think I may be staring at it too much.

I can see this as a series with each cover having a different colored orb in the center.  Some sort of cosmic activity or magic energy field.

(The problem with making premade covers to sell is if I make covers I like I just want to write the book myself.)

Premade scifi book cover
Interested in this cover? Price will be $75 for ebook only; $140 for digital and print editions.  Email: rosebfischer1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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IWSG: 7 Worldbuilding Tips For Fantasy Authors

My favorite fantasy books are the ones with the best worldbuilding. Give me a rich world with complex cultures, lots of terrain to explore, ecology that makes sense, and a magic system that’s more well thought out than “I used my feelings/willpower/the goodness of my heart” and I will buy your books like crack. IF (and here’s the big if) your worldbuilding is presented effectively as an integral part of your story. That’s where I see a lot of fantasy writers get hung up. I’ve been writing fantasy for about 30 years now, and while I’m not a household name, I’ve learned a thing or two about effective worldbuilding.

Here are my Top 7 Worldbuilding Tips

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Aeon Timeline Software Review


Aeon Timeline is a flexible timeline creation tool meant for writers and other creative thinkers.  I’ve tried a lot of programs for data management and timeline creation over the last 10 years, and Aeon is my favorite. It’s the first tool for writers that I’ve ever found with enough options and flexibility to suit my needs without being overwhelming.  This is a repost of my earlier review.  It will be here temporarily while I reorganize the site, then will move to the writing archive.

When I plan a story, I usually think in terms of overlapping events and character development arcs, or I think in terms of plot arcs where events aren’t always linear. Sometimes my plot arcs span long periods of time, especially if I have characters who lived for hundreds of years. It’s important for me to be able to keep track of what time of year things are happening, how much time is passing, etc. The weather, local holidays, and other factors related to the passage of time will affect how my scenes play out, and if I don’t have those details in place I will get confused and not realize that my characters are wearing shorts but it should be the middle of winter in their scene. Even in stories where the weather and things like that are relevant, it’s usually important to keep track of characters’ ages in relation to one another as time passes and which people are in each scene.toolbox-306888

In the past, I’ve had to use several different tools and do a lot of tedious calculating in order to make sure my details were organized properly and made sense. With Aeon, all I need to do is toggle a few settings and zoom in or out to see what I need. The program gives users the option of creating multiple “arcs” that function as timeline tracks. If you turn on the arc view, you can see the data split up and layered in each track. If you turn it off, you can view the same data as a standard linear timeline, and in both cases, there are content-specific filters you can apply if you want to narrow your focus.

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