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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- 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
- Resolutions: writing versionThis year I thought I’ll focus on an overall plan when it comes to my writing. So that when a low hits, it will help me stay focused on the long game. And as any writer would know, this is a loooong game.
- #MGWaves: An ocean of possibilityHi! I’m Thushanthi and I’m a writer from Sri Lanka. Thank you for visiting my blog! A bit about me I live in Colombo, where I’ve lived all my life,… Continue reading #MGWaves: An ocean of possibility
- Raya’s Really Important Role!I have been following all the seasonal writing contests in the past few months but I haven’t participated in any. I felt that I didn’t have a well of inspiration… Continue reading Raya’s Really Important Role!