Riley Believes

Riley’s Core: If you’re not deeply feeling every emotion while you’re writing, you’re not authoring, you’re only recording.

Riley’s naming creed:  A fiction character’s name should be as fitting to his behavioral makeup as a glove to his hand. ‘Margaret’ — in story — is not a fiery attorney carving up the courtroom opposition, where ‘Lacey is’… And the character should have a middle name. Don’t you?

Riley believes:  Falling in Love is the grandest of emotions; falling out one of the cruelest.

Riley’s epitaph:  Dying may turn out to be the best day of my afterlife – I’ll know soon after. 

Riley’s fortune:  I have always been consumed by satisfying my curiosity; therefore, I must be a wise man.