Zachary J. Vacek

Zachary J. Vacek is the author of The Onyx Order, a forthcoming novella series. He resides in Houston, Texas with his wife.


Most Recent Blog Posts

  • Changing Course

    January 11, 2020 by

    Writing a novel is like driving through a four dimensional maze blindfolded in a radio flyer that’s missing two wheels.

  • Why You Should Start Writing Fiction In Your Late 20s.

    January 11, 2020 by

    Was it just me, or did it suddenly become less acceptable around the time you turned 23 to put on new versions of yourself? Throughout high school and into your early 20s, it’s assumed, even encouraged, that you’ll try on different versions of who you want to be. I was a jock and a punk… Read more

  • My Favorite Opening Sentences

    November 29, 2019 by

    Since I’ve just begun writing my novel – about a hopeless reverend who comes face to face with very difficult decisions in a world where no one lives past their thirtieth birthday – I’ve been thinking a lot about the first sentences of great novels. I went looking for great opening sentences to see how… Read more

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