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 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 […]

Being an indie author there’s one seemingly insurmountable problem I find I cannot get round, being able to write. No, not being able to write, being able to write more. It’s simply a matter of time, or lack of. Unless you’re a paid writer as in a journalist or well read author, or retired, you […]