Zachary J. Vacek

Zachary J. Vacek is a fantasy and science fiction author from Houston, Texas.


Lord of the Rings Booklog – Foreword & Prologue

2020 has been traumatic for so many reasons. We first started hearing glimmers of news from across the ocean in late January. As far as I knew, it was something happening across the ocean and probably wouldn’t effect my life in any way.

On, Plotting, Plans and First Contact

I spent roughly two months planning my novel; distilling the plot down into a single sentence, expanding that sentence into a paragraph-long three act overview, further expansion into a four page detailed synopsis, and finally outlining the conflict of each individual scene from start to finish. And then it came time to actually start writing the first draft

Things Worth Saying

In this modern life that we live in, a lot of things get said, and very little of it is worth the time it took say it. I want to say something that takes a really long time to say, because I really believe that the things most worth saying are the things that are worth taking a long time to say.


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