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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.

Mar 28, 2018



A trip to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens
collides with classic cosmic horror
in one writer's head, and the results
are instantaneous yet indescribable,
and provides evidence
that you need to get out of your house
every once in a while
to kickstart something.
Get out of your house and
out of your genre,
and do a better job of exploring
and discovering.
Stories include
a tower climbed for love,
what the middle child does at a park,
and the Master of Clocks
asks for a day off.

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