Episode 45: Is writing a song really like writing a novel? With singer/songwriter Zach Comtois

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If you’re anything like me, you can write a book, but writing a song seems like trying to learn a whole new language in a day. I’m in awe of people who can do that—and my guest today is a master at it.

Zach Comtois is a singer and songwriter whose credits include a four-year stint playing guitar for Britney Spears at her Las Vegas residency—but that’s only one chapter of his story. His band, Better Fires, released their first album recently and he’s currently touring with the band Motion City Soundtrack. He has appeared on The Today Show, the Billboard Music Awards, the iTunes Music Festival in London and many others.

Zach and I are talking about:

• How songwriting and novel writing compare

• A songwriter’s process—and how it’s not so different from other writers’ processes

• What it’s like to live a fully creative life and be true to your art

And so much more.

I really loved this conversation. If you love music, if you’re an aspiring songwriter or any type of writer who needs some inspiration, you need to listen to this conversation.

Find out more about Zach at https://www.betterfires.com/

And check him out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zachcomtois

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And stay tuned for some big news coming up soon about a masterclass on mindful mystery writing!