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 Jacqui Lipton at Ravenquill Literary. You can read more about her hopes and dreams here.
On the Blog
- How I got my agent!The year was 2021 and it was a warm, sunny day just like all the other warm, sunny days before it… Just kidding. It was actually one whole year before… Continue reading How I got my agent!
- 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?