InkStains was originally a writing challenge John Urbancik assigned himself after realizing he wasn’t devoting enough time to his art. It can be adapted and applied to many other forms of art. It originated in part from a 365-day self-portrait photography project and from the 7-in-7 writing challenges he and his 1990s writing group (the IMPs) used to conduct.
Write one complete story every day for a year.
One mandatory day off every month.
Write by hand (with a fountain pen).
Stories are complete, with beginning, middle, and end, but do not have to be long.