Yes You Can…

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career

By Nancy I. Sanders

Yes You Can BooksIsn’t this the craziest book title you’ve ever seen? That’s what I was thinking for months before I finally gave in to my urge and ordered it. I’m so glad I finally got smart enough to seek Sanders’ professional and fun advice.

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career is different from any other “writing” book I’ve ever seen. So different that I think it just might work!

And it is PRACTICAL! It’s as if Sanders is sitting across the table from me sipping her Chai and telling me, “Now this is what I do, honey. Try it. It might just work for you, too!”

I haven’t finished the entire book yet. But the first half (about 100 pages) have impacted me dramatically. It answered practical questions I’ve struggled with for years about time management, about goal setting, about motivation, about actually making some money from my writing instead of paying for it as an expensive hobby!

I LOVE her concept of the Triple Crown of Success. I LOVE her idea of setting three separate goals for the three separate reasons I write. It has done away with a lot of ambiguity and struggle in my writing life.

Practical advice that really lit my fire. Her ideas are so simple, so practical, so slap-you-in-the-face that they really energized me. I’ve been wishing and hoping and planning and praying to land a picture book contract for years. Sanders’ advice gave me the motivation to move that desire to the top of my list, and gave me practical steps to take toward accomplishing it and becoming a career author.

Hey! My writing life could be a picture book.

Little Jeannie wants to be published more than anything else in life. But, this and that keep getting in her way. At her darkest moment she takes positive action to overcome those obstacles and makes her dream come true. In so doing she grows confident and strong. And she gets a publishing contract, too!

By the way – some writing friends and I recently had a conversation about writing easy readers and early chapter books. Guess what, writing friends.Yes You Can Beg Chap

Sanders has also published Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Beginning Readers and Chapter Books. Check out both titles at

Thank you, Nancy! Thanks, and double thanks.



2 Comments on “Yes You Can…

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  2. I will be looking for this book, thanks for writing it! I have my first ever children’s book coming out in December. I had a whole different novel laid out but several things happened in my life and out came a children’s book. Many friends have said that they think this is where I need to be. I have truly enjoyed it and my dream has come true. I now have a deeper appreciation for any book that I read.

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