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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.

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.


Jul 12, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses focus, and applies it not just to the obvious arts of film and photography, but also to culinary arts and poetry and fiction. And a listener asks him to sing. Readings include an artificial intelligence calling...


Jul 5, 2017

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the power of language and explains why words matter. He answers listener questions about his favorite genres. Readings include a world without chocolate, the daughter of gods, and a story about what happens after...