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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.

Dec 27, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week: favorite books and movies of the year, a call for everyone to participate in a Book Flood, and the end of a yearlong project. Yes, the InkStains stories are almost all written, but the show goes on. Readings include a ghost in...


Dec 20, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he talks about one of his earliest foundational influences: STAR WARS. This is not a review, not of the original movie, not of the prequels, and not of The Force Awakens, Rogue One, or The Last Jedi, and there are no spoilers. This...


Dec 13, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses lighting in fiction and answers why he wastes time pursuing other forms of art before delivering a new InkStains challenge. He does not review The Library at Mount Char (by Scott Hawkins) or The Ballad of Black Tom (by...


Dec 6, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses persistence, the most important tool in the creator's arsenal, and he issues his most expansive InkStains Challenge yet. Also, he offers to rescue the Justice League. Readings include a card game of sorts,...


Nov 29, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week: Names. He discusses the importance of the naming of characters, the naming of cities and streets and record shops, and the naming of books and stories. Readings include the construction of dreams, the queen of the gods on a subway,...