Clive Doucet is the author of novels, novellas, plays, poetry, and a memoire, as well as a television drama and several works for radio broadcast. His Acadian heritage has influenced much of his work, notably My grandfather's Cape Breton (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1980), a memoire which was adapted into play form for the Blyth Festival in 1981. His novel Disneyland Please (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1978) was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award.
Doucet was the founding president of the Ottawa Independent Writers and the first writer to sit on the Ottawa-Carlton Regional Arts Advisory Committee. Doucet currently makes his home in Ottawa.