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UPDATE: Next Writing Workshop in Sonora - Saturday December 3 from10am-1pm

I am very excited to announce that my next Creative Writing and Screenwriting Workshop will take place in the very hospitable space of the Central Sierra Arts Council at 193 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 (directly opposite the Bank of America building at the intersection of West Stockton Street/Highway 49).

The date is Saturday December 3rd from 10:00am-1:00pm.

The price for the workshop is $20 on the door - or $10 if you're a student.

Following the very enthusiastic response to my workshop on Saturday November 19, I will be exploring the excitement and challenges of writing books and screenplays, with a structured approach that examines the birth of an idea, the absolute need to focus on both character and plot, the essential elements of the three act narrative structure (and its variations), the "ticking clock" required even for comedies or non-fiction, the interweaving of protagonist, antagonist and plot lines - and much more.

I have always enjoyed talking about writing as much as working with leading directors, producers and actors as varied as Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Tim Roth, Danny Boyle, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Bill Mechanic. I hope the enthusiasm for this workshop series will continue to grow - and that we will all have much to discover together as it does.

Please let me know if you wish to attend by emailing tranquilbuddha@gmail.com or calling 310-383-7562.

The three hour workshop will include a break during which coffee and a selection fo teas will be offered. In the interests of staying green, please bring your own cup or mug - you are also welcome to bring your own coffee or other drink. A microwave is available for heating drinks and there is a disabled-accessible rest room on the premises.

I had wonderful feedback from the last writing workshop. I will try to assemble a few comments here on the blog and also - time permitting - post a brief video clip of the workshop itself.

Here is one comment via Twitter from Christopher @Thom30w, one of my former University of Miami graduate screenwriting students, about my writing webinar on Saturday November 26, 2011:

"Really enjoyed hearing @AlexanderChow talk about writing. What an inspiration."

I hope to see you all on Saturday December 3rd!

Warmest wishes - and Happy Thanksgiving, Alexander

(Special thanks to Connie O'Connor and Deanna Dechaine-Maurer of the Central Sierra Arts Council, to Lenore Rutherford of the Union Democrat, and to Madisyn Sydney Booth for assisting me.)

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