Tournament Tips

Videos, essays, quick tips and interviews with Mark Stay, J.M. Carr, Adam Jarvis, Mark Hood, H.D. Coulter, Nadia L. King, Josh Langley, Cristy Burne, Caimh McDonnell, Ian W. Sainsbury and Julian Barr.

Create and destroy worlds and heroes. Writing tips by first round judge, Mark Hood.
J.M. Carr is the author of The Wonder Girls series. Get book one here for free! She also writes radio plays which have appeared on the BBC, including a Dr. Who Christmas Special. J.M. Carr writes middle grade and young adult fiction and has a flair for wonderful characters and adventure.
Interview with author, Adam Jarvis. Adam writes sci-fi and fantasy fiction for middle grade and young adults. He has also been placed top 3 for a Canada-wide writing competition. Dive in and learn lots!
Interview with Writing Tournament editor Julian Barr. Julian is a multi-series author, editor and has a PhD in Classics.
Interview with Mark Stay. Mark is a finalist judge for the tournament plus an author, screenwriter, podcast co-host and much, much more.
Interview with first round judge, Mark Hood. Mark is the author of fantasy series prequel, Jacob’s War, and is soon to release a War of the Worlds sequel. Check out his website, his writing challenge blog or the BXP 200 word a day challenge.
Caimh McDonnell has written for children’s TV and panel shows and has sold over half a million books as an indie author. He is now a hybrid author after signing a publishing deal. His series is being adapted for television.
Writing Tournament interview with Kindle Storyteller Award winner for 2019, Ian W. Sainsbury. Ian has published several books, written alongside Paul Zerdin and written and performed his own music and comedy. We talk dictation, ventriloquists, writing process and meditation.
Interview with Nadia L. King–children’s author, award winner and Tim Winton Young Writer’s Award judge. We talk writing tips, fave books and voluntarily getting locked up for the night in jail. Read Nadia’s interview with young award winner, Karoline Magpily. Plus all the winners from the Tim Winton Award 2020. What judges want, by Nadia L. King.

What judges want to see by Tim Winton Young Writer’s Award Judge, Nadia L. King

H.D. Coulter with the first book in her Ropewalk series.
Mark Stay is a finalist judge, Hollywood screenwriter, published author, podcaster and much more!
Cristy Burne is a children’s author, scientist and has had a very interesting life! Click on her name to find out more.
Josh Langley is an award winning author and creator of the course ‘Helping Kids Make Friends with Themselves’.