“When ideas fail, words come in very handy”
Johann Goethe
WHEN-WORDS-MATTER

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