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tootootBoth Sept 14 Level 1 beginners acting class and Sept 7 Level 2 acting class are now completely full. The next Level 1 beginners acting class will run from Nov 2 to Dec 7. Contact us at actthemaggot@gmail.com to book your spot. Our Level 3 acting class will kick off Oct 19 and will finish on Nov 30. There will be another Level 2 class in March 2018. Booking is now open also for Tuesday night classes: Beginners Creative Writing (Sept 26), Beginners Drawing (Sept 26) and Beginners Screenwriting (Oct 3). Get looking and get booking maggots. Places fill fast.

Final call for Summer Creative Writing. Book today!

scribblertuesdaysWant to work on some of your ideas or generate fresh ones with a fun group? Spice up your summer with this great creative writing class for beginners. Generate some sparkle this summer by tapping into your creative side of a Tuesday! Our next 6-week Beginners’ Creative Writing Course is open for booking now. It will take place in Temple Bar on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 and runs until Tuesday, July 11th, 2017. All classes will be from 7.30-9.30pm – €180 per course.

“I loved the course. Niall was amazing as were the other participants and I revived my thirst for writing. I went in with an idea I had started writing about. It was due to our “non-compulsory” homework for the course that a TV show proposal I wrote ended up getting commissioned for a pilot by a TV station. Everyone had different interests, which is what made it so much fun and it was really laid back. Couldn’t recommend it more to get your creative juices flowing. I did it for the craic and it delivered big time.”

If you have any queries or want to book your place, email us at actthemaggot@gmail.com

Procrastination is as a good thing

img_2802.jpgProcrastination is part and parcel of being a writer. It can be seen as a positive. Your creative process actually needs you to indulge in day-dreaming, doodling, dawdling, journaling, cooking, cleaning, chatting, visualising in order for your stories and characters to emerge before you organically. Think about the positives here? Lots of amazing home-cooked food, spring-cleaned presses and sheds all through the year, not to mention the tons of entertaining doodles left all over the house. You just cannot force your characters to life. You have to let them appear. Often, doing some activity which is antithethical to writing can ironically help us write! But finding the idea is not enough. Focus and hard graft is necessary to see it through to completion. Having a deadline can really help put some fire into your belly once you get started on that story, script or poem. If you want to find a competition or bursary to apply for, read about lots of opportunities for writers here. If you would like to try one of our evening courses to get you going, take a look at our Beginners’ Screenwriting and Beginners’ Creative Writing coming up after Easter and early June.

Great creative writing testimonial!

quote1-w“I loved the course. Niall was amazing as were the other participants and I revived my thirst for writing. I went into the course with an idea I had started writing about. It was due to our “non-compulsory” homework for the course that a TV show proposal I wrote ended up getting commissioned for a pilot by a TV station. Everyone had different interests in the course, which is what made it so much fun and it was really laid back. Couldn’t recommend it more to get your creative juices flowing. I did it for the craic and it delivered big time.”

Wow! Act The Maggot is thrilled to deliver this latest testimonial from one very happy maggot. We are delighted with her success. Can’t wait to see it on telly. See what you can do if you knuckle down and focus in just six short weeks? The next beginners screenwriting course begins on Tuesday, April 25th and the next beginners creative writing course will begin on Tuesday, June 6th. Both classes take place in Dublin city centre. Email us to book your spot.

Read the latest testimonials for beginners’ creative writing class

quote4-wTempted to try our next Creative Writing for Beginners class? Have a read. The latest testimonials are in from the January creative writing class – thank you maggots!

“I loved the course. Niall was amazing as were the other participants and I revived my thirst for writing. I went into the course with an idea I had started writing about. It was due to our “non-compulsory” homework for the course that a TV show proposal I wrote ended up getting commissioned for a pilot by a TV station. Everyone had different interests in the course, which is what made it so much fun and it was really laid back. Couldn’t recommend it more to get your creative juices flowing. I did it for the craic and it delivered big time.”

“It was stimulating, engaging and great fun. Well facilitated. I grew in confidence with each passing week.”

“I have already recommended your course. This was a great experience. It stretched my abilities and gave me confidence to carry on scribbling. Keep up the good work.”

“I really enjoyed the course, its was so much fun and it motivated me to get my creative juices flowing again.”

“Very good. Great to do the course with a mixed bunch of people but with a common interest. Great fun.”

Read more about the next Creative Writing course starting June 6th in Temple Bar. Contact us on 01-496 7021 or 087 374 4926 or email us at actthemaggot@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Five good reasons to take Creative Writing with Act The Maggot

quote1-w1. You will be exposed to lots of different styles and will write a lot but the emphasis will be on having a fun, relaxed time.
2. You will increase your vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
3. You will increase your self-confidence through sheer productivity and by learning to give and receive constructive feedback.
4. You will meet like-minded creatures and may even form lasting friendships.
5. You will widen your social network. Never underestimate people power and knowledge-pooling. You may help one another with current jobs or be of assistance in finding new opportunities.

Read more about our next beginner’s creative writing class starting on Jan 31.

Drop us a line, actthemaggot@gmail.com if you want to sign up.