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InkStains

Ever wanted to challenge yourself artistically? Write a story every day, photograph something or illustrate something on a regular basis? John Urbancik has done that, on a grand scale: InkStains was originally a year-long daily writing project, in which he wrote a story a day every day for a year. By hand. Now, as he attempts to do this for a third time, he’ll share with you his secrets of how it’s done. Or maybe you just want to hear some of the stories that have resulted from this. InkStains is now a weekly podcast featuring stories of any and every genre as well as discussions about creativity and personal challenges and what it takes to make a thing – and the kinds of scars and stains that might leave.

Aug 16, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the movie Baby Driver, specifically its use of music, and how he incorporates music into his fiction. Readings include a race through the woods, magic in the City of Night, and a crime noir set on the highways of...


Aug 9, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses his recent road trip, including stops at Necon (The North Eastern Writer's Conference) and the Frazetta Museum in Pennsylvania. Readings include a rat and a dying man in the subways, a story about the City of Night,...


Aug 2, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he talks about some of his favorite authors, artists, films, and musicians, and why choosing favorites can be so hard to do. A listener asks to explain how actions are stronger than words and the pen is mightier than the sword...


Jul 26, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses Time-Life's Mysteries of the Unknown and other forms of research, then later explore expository writing and fake childhood memories. A listener asks about Dungeons & Dragons. Readings include an open air market and...


Jul 19, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses questions writers must ask, and doesn't limit his discussion to just the 5 W's. Readings include the final scenes of a summer blockbuster, a story of Midnight, the City of Night, and a piece about constellations.