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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.

Oct 17, 2018

 

INKSTAINS

Our host struggles to define
the short story, but finally
gets into how he approaches
writing shorts, and how they're
different from InkStains stories.
Revelations. Twists.
Things that are necessary.
Experience.
Intentions.
Diversions.
Discipline.
Practice.
And all the terrible stories
that have to be written...


Oct 10, 2018

INKSTAINS

Starting from Nothing.
The Blank Page. Writer's Block.
Inspiration. Should you nurture an
Imagination Gardens
or let them grow wild?
Titles and Compuserve IMPs
and writing prompts,
and a new InkStains challenge!
Also: music, the Madrid playlist,
the missing music,
and the need for something new.
Readings from
Once Upon...


Oct 3, 2018

 

INKSTAINS

How to Write a Novel.
Some practical advice,
including vision, timetables,
and the most important of rules:
that there's no one way to write a novel.
Also the other important rule:
that every novel is different.
Also, seeking inspiration.
Readings include excerpts from
host John Urbancik's novels
Stale Reality...


Sep 26, 2018

INKSTAINS

After a long hiatus,
host John Urbancik returns
in the new DarkFluidity Studios
in Madrid, Spain
to talk about language,
poetry, Ray Bradbury,
Edgar Allan Poe, and
papelerias.
Stories include Greek myth,
Soul Harvest, and
locks of love.

John Urbancik discusses
writing, photography, art, and creativity,
and also reads...


Sep 19, 2018

INKSTAINS

While our host
crosses the Atlantic,
we'll be replaying
episodes featuring the novella
Necropolis
as they originally
aired in 2017.
Enjoy!

John Urbancik discusses
writing, photography, art, and creativity,
and also reads...