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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.

Jan 31, 2018


Is wasting time
always a waste of time?
Host John Urbancik discusses
the difference between conscious
and subconscious work,
and explains how watching Game of Thrones
might be a good use of your creative time.
Discussions also include Point of View,
and the restrictions POV puts on a story.
Dragons are mentioned,
and Maestros and Their Music,
by John Mauceri, is discussed.
Brief mentions of Moby Dick, The Hobbit,
Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
and His Years of Pilgraimage
and Liszt.
Stories this week include
a fox and her hunter,
a bad chef, and constellations.

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