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.