About Riley Martin

Riley Martin studied in the UW Nonfiction Writers’ Program. She has had two essays published in the Seattle Times, seen her work in a study guide for community college students, and won second prize in a writers' conference essay contest. Two large extended families and two part-time jobs challenge cheeks-in-the-seat writing time, but a supportive writing group helps with that.

“Heat” – Riley Ellen Martin’s Third Place Winning Essay”

Following this prize-winning essay, Sheila discusses the author’s way of putting description, metaphor making, example, comparison and contrast and cause and effect to good use in developing a humorous essay that clearly defines the experience of menopause and the mental and emotional states it encompasses. Heat by Riley Ellen Martin The open window brings the … Continue reading

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