Let Me Encourage You — InkStains Ep 17

Host John Urbancik returns from a convention where he’s been re-energized and exhausted, and offers words of encouragement to you and everyone. Then he challenges you to do the same. Readings include stories channeled from his inner Ray Bradbury, a story about when to start a story, and jury duty.

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Van Gogh, Carnivals, and Paper Folding — InkStains Ep 16

Host John Urbancik explores living a creative life, then tackles the dark night of the soul. A new InkStains challenge is issued. Readings include a story inspired by Van Gogh, a nearly completely true story about a carnival in a hotel room, and paper folding in the wind.

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Nurturing Creativity — InkStains Ep 15

Host John Urbancik tackles fostering creativity, something we have to do on our own in modern society. A new InkStains challenge issued, and then John gets serious. Readings include requirements for being a writer and adventurer, a brief history of the host, and a challenge against the night.

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The Ghost Collector — InkStains Ep 12

Join Host John Urbancik as he discusses what happens after the end of those big projects. Readings include ramblings about the blank page, a job offer from Ms. Friday, and the ghost collector’s prized possession.

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Baking in a War Zone and Other Adventures – InkStains – Ep 10

Host John Urbancik claims to be an Adventurer (as well as writer and photographer), and tries to define it. Three new readings: night falls, Monday and Sunday in court, and a grandmother bakes cookies in a war zone.

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Nightingales and Lost Fates – InkStains – Ep 8

Host John Urbancik discusses recurrent themes in his work, and in yours, and assigns a new InkStains challenge. Three new readings, including a young storm, a birthday, and The Book of Lost Fates.

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