Tom Kane's Blog

A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy then you’re in good company. Millions of Sci-Fi fans the world over, and I mean millions as it’s sold over 15 million copies, have read the book, heard the radio show, watched the TV show, watched the movie, re-read the book […]

When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, […]

If you’re not interested in why I give books away for FREE, then just skip to the bottom of the page for the links to my FREE books. There is nothing simple about being an indie author trying to make a living from selling your books on kindle. You have to write your book, edit […]

“Am I a good writer?” It’s a question all writers ask themselves and I’m sure we all answer with a tentative, “Well, I think so.” There is actually only one way to test that question. Put your writing out into the public arena and see what sort of reaction you get. The problem there is […]

The seventh of several extracts from my soon to be published science fiction novel. Title: The Ragged Edge of Time. Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History. You can read other extracts clicking #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 or #6. Achilles Heel Admiral Ganchen was a short fat man with a propensity to sweat when nervous. By the time his […]

Content In social media circles, content is touted as king. But it’s surprising how many people who have a social media platform have no idea what content is. Put simply, if you’re a writer, musician, painter, film maker or anyone who wants an audience for their work, then you need to show off that work. […]

If anyone asks my advice on their writing, there are two things I will tell them to get right, spelling and word usage. And no, I’m not asking you to learn magic! Aside from the fact we English spell a few words differently to our cousins across the pond, spelling and word usage is essential […]