“When ideas fail, words come in very handy”
Johann Goethe

Writing for radio

I’ve said before that ideas come to me as entire stories, already packaged, with visuals and with sound, delivered to my brain as a finished product. This made it fairly easy for me to write for radio. I can hear stories, and I know what sounds and which music can properly bring my stories to life.

Years ago, when I learned that CBC Radio was interested in new contributors, I called up the producer and introduced myself. When she asked what radio experience I had, I said, “None, but I know how to talk.” It was enough, by the end of that 15-minute phone call,  to convince her to give me a try.

Here are the pieces I wrote and read for broadcast. Radio was a lot of fun. I would do it again in the blink of an eye.

Published Work