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I met PJ when I was on a panel at PhilCon. She was in the audience, and she came up to me afterwards to ask me about getting published. I forget what I said to her, but it was something encouraging.

The next year, she was published. Then she published her next book. And then another. Then she started winning awards. I've always admired PJ's drive and her passion for writing.

But the big thing that connects us in a philosophy around the creative life. Both of us see the creative life as collaborative. We don't look at each other as competitors, we look at each other as allies. This concept of helping each other, of encouraging each other has connected us. It's a viewpoint that's often looked down upon, seen as idealistic and weak. But PJ and I are anything but weak. Both of us have walked through the fire and come out smiling.

I'm so glad I can give her this photoshoot. It was important to me to have her in this project so I'm glad we reached her stretch-goal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds/posts/1211636
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From Geek Mom!

Amazing photographer JR Blackwell is setting up photo shoots of authors in scenes of their creations. Full makeup, full costume, epic scenery—she is really going for it. The results will be printed as rewards and there will be an accompanying gallery show. While I love this idea in its most basic visual premise, the authors’ interacting with the environments and characters they created excites me.

http://geekmom.com/2015/04/fund-this-rain-of-ghosts-urban-death-project-in-own-worlds-schoolism/
This week in Fund This, GeekMom Samantha Cook explores a new audiocast, a new way to look at death, putting authors in their own world, and accessible art education!
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The Rules of the Corn, My Plans for The Heartland, and a few photos of corn.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds/posts/1209241

Also, some zombies got in this update. NEVER MIND THEM. It's fine.
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All of the media people I've talked to about In Their Own Worlds have been so nice!

People have asked for permission to talk about the project on their blogs and podcasts, which they don't really NEED to do, but it's very nice. And even the people who have turned me down for coverage have been very sweet about it. Overall, just a very pleasant experience.

If you want to cover In Their Own Worlds on your blog or podcast, please feel free.

If you want to interview me or my team, or possibly an author from the project, feel free to get in touch. I'm at jrblackwell at gmail dot com.

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Geekadelphia featured In Their Own Worlds as their weekly crowdfunding project!  http://www.geekadelphia.com/2015/04/20/weekly-crowdfunding-in-their-own-worlds-on-kickstarter/
Sure, In Their Own Worlds is already (just!) over their funding goal. Sure, eagle-eyed readers may see more coverage of the project on this very blog. That doesn't change the facts, geeks, and the ...
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Huge News! In Their Own Worlds has now raised over 10k, with three photoshoots and one a hairsbreath away from funding.

This means we now have, FULLY FUNDED:

Jared Axelrod in his world of Comrade Cockroach
Chuck Wendig in his Heartland Trilogy
P.J. Schnyder in Bite Me

And we are just a hairs-breath away from funding Ursula Vernon.

This is huge. This summer is going to be the Summer Of Photoshoots. I am absolutely delighted.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds
J.R. Blackwell is raising funds for In Their Own Worlds on Kickstarter! In Their Own Worlds will photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
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Real Talk: I was secretly hoping that we would make it to at least this amount, because that means that I would have at least three large prints for the gallery show. Having two would have been fine, but having three makes it feel like a real series worthy of a full show.
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In the updates, I've been posting about the light at dawn, my plans for Chuck Wendig in the Heartland, how to create superheroes, and backer-only galleries.

If you want to check out all the detailed plans for In Their Own Worlds, you can follow along with our updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds/updates
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The In Their Own Worlds campaign is halfway over. Only 15 days left. One reward level is already sold out. A few levels are only one or two away from being sold out. If there is a reward you want, I suggest you claim it now. You won't be charged till May 8th, but you should get your spot before they are gone.

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J.R. Blackwell is raising funds for In Their Own Worlds on Kickstarter! In Their Own Worlds will photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
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The Ministry Initiative got a nice mention on Victorian Adventure Enthusiast: http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/index/new-to-the-vae-library-the-ministry-initiative/
The Ministry Initiative – Role-playing in the world of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences The Ministry Initiative Role-playing in the world of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences! Visit R&D ...
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In Their Own Worlds is only $320 away from funding! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds
J.R. Blackwell is raising funds for In Their Own Worlds on Kickstarter! In Their Own Worlds will photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
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Hang out with me long enough and you might end up on a book cover.
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I am a writer and photographer. Also, kind of a badass.
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I am a writer and photographer. I write fiction, games and other amusements. My photography is pretty sweet.
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This one time I wrote this essay about cake and it ended up in a holy book. True story.
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Philadelphia, PA, United States