Thushanthi Ponweera is a kidlit writer who also enjoys exploring other genres such as free verse and short fiction. She is a 2021 We Need Diverse Books Mentee in the picture book category, and enjoys writing poetry in her spare time. You can read more about her hopes and dreams here.
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- 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
- #FreeWriterResources: Mentorships- Part 2Below is a list of free mentorships specifically for writers from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds. As a recipient of one of the below mentorships, I truly appreciate the efforts made by these… Continue reading #FreeWriterResources: Mentorships- Part 2
- #FreeWriterResources: Mentorships- Part 1As a writer who lives so far away from the publishing hubs of the world (which also happens to be in a country with a very unfavourable dollar exchange rate,… Continue reading #FreeWriterResources: Mentorships- Part 1