You’re visiting the website of Rosalind Minett.
I write novels and short stories in different genres but it’s all character-led fiction. It’s been said that everything I write, even the bizarre and humorous, has a dark edge. Or that my darkest tales have elements of humour. True, no doubt.
Character-led fiction is what I most enjoy reading. I can get gripped by a plot, but by the time the tale’s finished, I’m disappointed if characters are not fully formed and preferably complex.
I love creating imaginary characters of all ages, the more surprising the better. It’s exciting, hearing and writing down my characters’ voices, whether they are cocky, curious, quirky, sinister, and whether they are in their prime, old or even small children. I used to assess adults and children in my working life as a psychologist. It was my job to understand how people think, learn, feel and behave. Now I create imaginary characters and this is what drives my plots.
Do have a look at my novels and short stories. They’re described under the Books tab above and I’ve included a little about how some of the stories came to be written.
If you’d like to sample my writing, you’ll receive a free story when you join my Readers List (see box).