Baby Driver, Music, and Fiction — InkStains Ep 30

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the movie Baby Driver, specifically its use of music, and how he incorporates music into his fiction. Readings include a race through the woods, magic in the City of Night, and a crime noir set on the highways of New England.

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Road Trips and InkStains — InkStains Ep 29

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses his recent road trip, including stops at Necon (The North Eastern Writer’s Conference) and the Frazetta Museum in Pennsylvania. Readings include a rat and a dying man in the subways, a story about the City of Night, and what happens to the freight elevator when the close the art museum.

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JOHN URBANCIK’S INKSTAINS – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 127

John Urbancik¬†returns to the studio for a discussion on art, creativity, and writing when on the road. He also gives us an exclusive reading of a new short story, and a recap of NECON 37. Then Brian, Dave, and Phoebe recap the best moments of Scares That Care IV. Plus some fantastic news from the esteemed Stephen Jones, the launch of Skybound Books, the 2017 World Fantasy Awards nominees, and the truth about those Victor LaValle – Paul Tremblay – TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 rumors. Also…brandy.

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A Few Things I Love — InkStains Ep 28

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he talks about some of his favorite authors, artists, films, and musicians, and why choosing favorites can be so hard to do. A listener asks to explain how actions are stronger than words and the pen is mightier than the sword can both be true. Readings include a haunting in New Orleans, a poet at a desk, and a ship sailing to the end of the earth.

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Mysteries of the Unknown — InkStains Ep 27

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses Time-Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown and other forms of research, then later explore expository writing and fake childhood memories. A listener asks about Dungeons & Dragons. Readings include an open air market and a search for a gift for a daughter, if I were the moon goddess, and the poetry of thunder.

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Questions Questions Who’s Asking Questions? — InkStains Ep 26

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses questions writers must ask, and doesn’t limit his discussion to just the 5 W’s. Readings include the final scenes of a summer blockbuster, a story of Midnight, the City of Night, and a piece about constellations.

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Focus in Film and Fiction — InkStains Ep 25

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses focus, and applies it not just to the obvious arts of film and photography, but also to culinary arts and poetry and fiction. And a listener asks him to sing. Readings include an artificial intelligence calling itself Adam, the restoration of magic, and a man trying to jump to the moon.

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The Power of Language and a World Without Chocolate — InkStains Ep 25

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the power of language and explains why words matter. He answers listener questions about his favorite genres. Readings include a world without chocolate, the daughter of gods, and a story about what happens after the hero saves the day.

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Magic and Heartbreak — InkStains Ep 23

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the magic of writing, music, illustration,and painting. He answers listener questions about stories, music, and scents that recall the past. Readings include a bourbon infused noir piece, something about a juggler, and a tale of an enchanted sword at the bottom of a lake.

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Mixing Arts and Shoelaces — InkStains Ep 22

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he’s asked if his photographic eye affects the way he writes. He answers listener questions about tying shoes and when he knew he wanted to write. Readings include another New Orleans inspired ghost story, a magician with only one trick, and the reviled Hero Killer.

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Outlines, Rituals, and the Clock Man — InkStains Ep 21

Host John Urbancik discusses outlines and answers listener questions about when the words won’t flow and after-work rituals. Readings include a ghost story about New Orleans jazz, non-fiction about the muse, and the Clock Man.

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Locks of Love and Celebrity Crushes — InkStains Ep 20

Host John Urbancik takes a stance in the war between Quantity and Quality. A listener asks about his first celebrity crush. The readings include a story about locks of love (something of a fairy tale), legends about the cellars of old houses, and a storyteller telling stories about a storyteller.

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