Category: Screenwriting

Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

AWC’s favourite TV shows

We’ve taken to having Friday afternoon trivia quizzes here at AWC HQ, through the amazing power of Zoom and Google Docs – and of course a virtual cheers or two. One of last week’s topics was ‘television’ and it’s amazing how diverse our range of knowledge is (Nat = 3/10,

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

How to write great dialogue in a screenplay

Writing dialogue can be tricky at the best of times. But when you are writing a screenplay, it’s vital you get the right mix of realism, exposition and character development. So what can you do to ensure the dialogue you write hits the mark? 1. Be realistic with being real

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

How to format a screenplay

The world of screenwriting has its own unique set of rules. In particular, screenplays follow very specific guidelines and are a language unto themselves. Take a look at a portion of this sample screenplay provided by Screen Australia. If you want to download the PDF, you can get it directly from

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Tim talks screenwriting

Recently spoke with screenwriter Tim Gooding for episode 67 of our top-rating podcast So you want to be a writer. Tim has nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry – creating the ABC TV series Sweet and Sour and writing for shows including The Aunty Jack Show, The Norman Gunston Show, Blue

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