A Room of My Own: Steven Watson

Today we are featuring flash fiction writer and general good guy, Steven Watson (@ashviper on Twitter). Steven was actually one of the winners of the Fairy Ring Contest. He has a blog called Stuck In My Own Mind – be sure to check it out!

Q: Please describe your space, describing any features that make it extra special to you.
A: Extra geeky with all the books, comics, statues, figures, autographs, art, etc. Most of the stuff that makes me, well me. One day I hope to have an actually office where I can fix it to display stuff of the sort instead of all grouped together in one place.

Q: What is your favorite/most inspiring object in this room?

A: Everything is inspiring in its own way, but the most important thing to me here is the shelf which you can’t see the contents of in the picture. Within is a notebook (one you get your senior year in high school that I never actually filled out) filled with cards, notes, pictures, etc. All stuff I’ve accumulated from I believe as far back as my freshman year in high school.

If it/someone is of some importance to me or made an impact in my life there is a chance there is something about them there. And greeting cards, not many, just the ones that mean something. Back up disks of writings, pictures, etc. And several notes given to me over the years and any little item of importance to me and my past. One day I may take and actually scrapbook all the stuff together.

Q: What rituals do you go thru when you want to write in this space?

A: Music. It motivates me and I’ve found with my head phones on I’m able to block out any distractions when I go to write (well, except facebook/twitter, they still get in).

Q: Any other details you would like to share about your special room.

A: Nothing really special about it. It’s just me.:)

Thanks to Steven for sharing his Room with us. Want to share your Room? Email me at annabbps AT gmail.com with a photo and answer the above questions.

Keep an eye on this space for more writers/artists and their inspirational spaces!

See the spaces of other creatives in “A Room of My Own”!

* Daniel Swensen

* Angela Goff

* Angie Richmond

* Ruth Long

* Lillie McFerrin


  1. Daniel Swensen
    Jun 18, 2012

    That is some uber-geeky space. I’m kind of jealous. I used to have a parade of action figures across the top of my desk, but maintenance on them got to be too much (lots of dusting, plus rearranging them every time my cats would jump up there).

    • Steven Paul Watson
      Jun 19, 2012

      Dust is indeed an issue, especially with the dragon statues. :) thanks

  2. Steven Paul Watson
    Jun 19, 2012

    Ah, thanks Anna! :) This was a great idea (you rock) and fun to answer the questions. thank you.

  3. Jo-Anne Teal
    Jun 19, 2012

    I just stopped by to look at that handsome face! I’ll go read the post now, which is bound to be fascinating. :))) I love this series!

  4. Kern Windwraith
    Jun 19, 2012

    The action figures are very cool, but I’m especially fond of that fedora perched jauntily over the monitor. Nothing says author like a hat, I always say.

    What a treasure that notebook must be, with all the mementos from your past. I keep the important things, too, but I’m afraid mine are a bit more scattered and not so ready to hand.

    Thanks for sharing your space with us, Stephen.

  5. Sophie Moss
    Jun 22, 2012

    My, what a sentimental one you are. Keeping all those special trinkets from your teenage years. You must be a Cancer sign. :) I’ll check out the series.

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