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Author Spotlight

Artist and Creativity Coach Durga Walker (Jori Keyser)


Durga WalkerDurga Walker is living proof that day jobs need not stand in the way of creative dreams. Day-jobber by day and artist by night, Durga first wrote The Day Job Survival Kit as a web article entitled 11 Tips for Surviving a Day Job With Your Creativity Intact (under the name Jori Keyser). The article and the book were both born from the nightmare faced by all creative souls holding down jobs they don’t love. Durga has relocated around the world almost as much as she’s changed jobs. She currently lives in Missouri, where by day she’s a reporter on a small-town newspaper. By night and weekend, she writes, paints, and builds a creative freelance business. Durga has an M.A. in communication arts and training in creativity coaching.


11 Tips for Surviving a Day Job With Your Sanity Intact

Maintaining a day job while all your instincts are roaring in another direction is one of the toughest things a creative soul can endure.


Why talent isn't nearly enough — or even that important

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Not for Writers Only: The Creative Power of Writing

Gold nuggets often emerge from the raw material of words.


How to Get Your Day Job to Leave YOU

Surviving your day job is all well and good, but what if you're ready — or want to be ready — to leave your day job behind and pursue your art?


Define Creativity — I Dare You

When was the last time you examined your ideas about creativity?


Work Lightly: Be Joyous

It's a challenge to create joy where you think it doesn't exist.


The Impossible Dream

Why persistence is vital to realizing creative dreams.