What this site is about

While I was composing a photo of all the people taking photos of the Mona Lisa exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris, this young Mona stepped right into the shot and began to compose her own selfie. Perfect.

Welcome to my world. Call me Stu, although the IRS (and my wife) prefer my legal name, Stuart Watson.

This is a place for me to share my writing with the world, without having to wait for the world to share its approval — or disapproval — with me.

Having said that, I also operate within the strictures of the literary publishing universe, which will not consider work first posted here.

So I will not be able to share some of my work until it has achieved some audience elsewhere. Some of my words fit best here. Some might want to walk in other neighborhoods.

Other eyes, and other channels, promise wider engagement. Look to my Publications page to see some of what I’ve written.

It’s great marketing, to have someone else appreciate your work enough to share it with their audience.

No longer toiling in the world of journalism has liberated me to play with my first loves — poetry, fiction, essay.

I fell in love with literary writing during college, but tilted toward daily journalism to pay the rent. My love of literature informed my journalism, earned some reader appreciation, and a few regional writing awards.

Now it’s time to focus.

Feel free to share thoughts via e-mail. Use the link above, or type in … . stu (use the @ symbol) and then the address watsonx2.com

Now, let’s go have some fun.

No, this isn’t me. It’s my current dog, Satchel, the latest to wear the title of Greatest Dog in the World.