Dan Coffey – Writing Coach




I’d be glad to serve as a writing coach for any writers out there. My fees will be reasonable and I will do a good job encouraging any writer who pays me $30 to read 2,000 words and then have a Skype session to comment on it. I’ve taught for many years and I think I’m good at this.

I am not interested in copy editing. If you don’t know the rules of grammar, don’t expect me to teach those. I am, however, interested in supporting you as you find your voice. There’s probably something you know and want to say that only you can, and I want to encourage you to find it. As far as I can see, giving yourself permission to create a voice and then let that persona speak is the obstacle most writers are trying to circumvent.

I’ve had several books published as well as many magazine articles. I received a Master’s of Fine Arts in Playwriting from the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s workshop in 1975 and then for most of my life, supported myself by writing, performing and teaching.

Here is my Amazon Author’s page. https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Coffey/e/B005ANRTQA

I have a new novel Glass Eater  coming out this year via  Shipwrekt Books

If you’re interested, please respond to me via email at danieljosephcoffey@hotmail.com

I live in Thailand, so I’m twelve hours ahead of most of you.

Preaching to the Choir



Everyday on social media I see all sorts of attacks on our current President and his cabinet, and I wonder why we haven’t had a popular revolt yet. But then I remember, all my Facebook Friends think like me. That’s why they’re my friends. So I’m not talking to a representative populace. I’m talking into an echo chamber, staring into a hall of mirrors.


The people who voted for him aren’t the least bit scandalized by his behavior. The more outrageous it is, the more they like it. He’s stirring  things up. That’s what they hoped he would do. They hated the Clintons, they were tired of elitist, well-spoken college professors in government. They wanted a Wal-Mart manager for a boss.  Now they’ve got one and they can relax. They know how  this works, where they stand.








Have Uncle Stupid Record Your Message

Have the crazy old coot wish someone you love a Happy Birthday, or congratulate someone on an anniversary or special occasion…he’ll perform a personalized greeting in a one minute video. The more information you give him, the more meaningful the final product will be.
The MP4 video will be sent to whatever email address you provide. Within 24 hours of receiving your $30 payment via pay pal, to danieljosephcoffey@hotmail.com and Uncle Stupid will record a personalized video and send it off!
Think of how  this will raise your status among friends and family!  Be the first on your block to have a personalized video of Uncle Stupid saying all the things you wish you could have said, if you’d been demented and spoke with a fake Russian accent.

The Mildewed Walls of Lamphun

Lamphun is a city about 20 miles south of Chiang Mai.  It was, at one time, it’s own kingdom. The downtown is full of modest old buildings. Rents are relatively cheap in this miniature Chiang Mai, with a moat and old brick walls to match its more famous cousin just up the road.

Here are a variety of pictures of the walls around most homes downtown. In some cases, you can see something showing through.