Mar 062015

We are pleased to welcome Shannon Kaudered as our speaker for March 10th, our next meeting. The workship she is giving is about using the Snowflake Method in plotting. She has an interesting background as a scientist and writer, and is the Albany Liaison for NaNoWriMo. The event is free and open to non-members.

Due to the interests of her parents, Shannon Kauderere was almost born at a science fiction convention. The science theme stuck as Shannon took to her own interests, getting a BS in Chemistry from Clarkson University while writing her own science fiction of the side. Throughout that time National Novel Writing Month was a key factor in achieving her writing goals. When she got a job in the the Albany area she knew that she wanted to support NNWM by becoming the regional Municipal Liaison.

Within the first year plotting workshops were hosted, a Facebook group made, and a community feeling created. The number of regional words written in November went from 9 million to 10 million, bringing the number of people achieving their 5,000 word story with them.

Other things that Shannon did

Put together a writein for a local diner
Plotting Workship held from SUNY Oneonta through East East Greenbush
Introduction to NWM presentation given in Saratoga
Completed two novel drafts

She writes under the name of Shannon Yseult, and this is her blog:  https//

I hope to see all of you and your writer friends on March 10th!