Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Professional Development |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Course Summary:

What are the conditions for flow and how do we build a thriving writing practice around them? This coach-led online interactive six-week course will give participants the knowledge and tools needed to identify what to give our attention to, and what should be avoided if we are to build a satisfying and productive writing life for ourselves. Participants will come away from this course refreshed and re-energised, with a tailor-made writing schedule they’re ready to commit to.

Course Outline:

  • Definition of and Conditions for Flow, Forming Habits – ‘If, Then’
  • Writer, Know Thyself – The 5 Ws of Writing
  • What’s holding you back? Getting to know your Inner Critic & why they say what they say
  • Designing your Tailored Writing Practice
  • Building Resilience & Accountability into your practice
  • Contract, Reflection, Key Takeaways, Check-in on Desired Outcomes, Virtual Group Hug

It is recommended that participants keep a learning journal for the duration of the course. Slides are available after each session.

Course Outcomes:

Course participants will come away with tools and techniques to optimise flow in their writing, a deeper knowledge of who they are as writers, and a tailor-made writing practice they are ready to commit to.

Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. She regularly runs workshops and clinics across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit

Anne has published three poetry collections, her latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ was published by Salmon Poetry in July 2021. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit