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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.

Apr 4, 2018


We've survived another April Fool's Day.
Faux pregnancies and spaghetti trees abound.
Some thoughts about stupidity in humor,
and about the importance of whimsy.
Enthusiasm, symbolism,
the things that work for you,
and building a community.
Also convention and appearance information.
InkStains on the Road.
Hungry hungry muses.
And stories, including:
the nature of maps,
the nature of cities,
and a procession of fools.

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