Thushanthi Ponweera is a children’s writer and poet from Sri Lanka. She is a 2021 We Need Diverse Books Mentee in the picture book category and a blog volunteer for the same organization. She is represented by Jaqui Lipton at Ravenquill Literary. You can read more about her hopes and dreams or get in touch with her here.
On the Blog
- The pain of revisionGrowth is to human existence what revision is to a writer. It makes us better. But not without a whole lot of suffering first. Look at Lord Buddha’s quest for… Continue reading The pain of revision
- #FreeWriterResources: Critique GroupsIn the past, I’ve written about two wonderful critique groups I belong to. One is a picture book critique group that is smaller and operates more typically, and the other… Continue reading #FreeWriterResources: Critique Groups
- It’s always better when we’re together: An inside look at a picture book critique groupOne of the best things that happened to me as a writer was being invited to a critique group. I’m usually shy with new people (can you imagine?!) and having… Continue reading It’s always better when we’re together: An inside look at a picture book critique group
- On all roads leading to the same placeA few years before I got married the song ‘God bless the broken road’ by Rascall Flatts was really popular. I loved the song and lyrics so much that it… Continue reading On all roads leading to the same place
- Do you ‘look’ creative?I used to look at those who labeled themselves as ‘creative’ rather enviously. There seemed to be a certain air about them. In Sri Lanka, the CCs (Cool Creatives as… Continue reading Do you ‘look’ creative?
- An interview with Reem FaruqiReem first caught my attention as a picture book author and then when she announced her debut middle-grade novel in verse. It means a lot when someone who juggles as… Continue reading An interview with Reem Faruqi