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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 4, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week: He talks about current events in the least direct way possible as part of a discussion about important (or not important) tools for creating art (things like vision, education, ambition, etc); he talks about balance, between the day job and the art, and between the violence of real life and the need to create art; and he answers a user question about why particular ideas get worked on while others get pushed aside. Readings include an iteration of what life should be, a story about a doll, and another story about dolls.