Creative Development & Accountability

We help you take charge of your creative lifestyle and spend more time writing!

Creativity is an on-going process. We don’t claim to have the best program that will guarantee you complete your novel within 4-6 weeks. Instead, we focus on establishing creativity as a fundamental exercise in your lifestyle and the strategies you can put in place to make sure you have the focus and endurance to complete your goals. We recognise that creativity is not always the action of putting things on paper. It is a purposeful and intentional process of holistic engagement toward nourishing your creative energy. 

Creative Accountability Program

We want to help you manage the demands of 'life' that pull you away from being creative. The HiveMind Creative Accountability program is designed to provide you with creative practices that you can incorporate into your lifestyle. We believe that being creative is a holistic approach to all of our engagements and consumptions. Let us help you negotiate the demands that pull you away from creativity and work to establish a more creative lifestyle. You'll get access to our voice and text channels in our Creative Community for you to network with other creators.

Our growing video series will help you establish the foundation for living a more creative lifestyle.

Accountability PLUS members will get access to an additional video for each subject that goes into further detail on the specifics of an application to creative projects or in further detail on a singular concept. This series is designed to help you kick-start your creative momentum and complete whatever project is on your plate. PLUS members will also get regular check-ins from HiveMind's Creative Consultants to keep you on track with your creative goals. You’ll also get elevated accesses in our community Discord server, as-well-as exclusive event opportunities and news.

Episodes Include

How to get started - RIGHT NOW!

The secret with art, is to start. Without thinking too much about the outcome, just start writing. Take that plan that has circled in your head for months *cough, years, cough* and start writing anything.

We show you how to break through that wall and establish the foundation for your creative lifestyle.

The importance of 'the fourth week' in building habits​

For HiveMind 'the fourth week' refers to the period of establish a new habit where you just don't want to continue anymore. You may have told everyone about your project to the point where they don't want to hear about it anymore until they can actually read the final product. Maybe your goal setting and planning was a little too ambitious - (just like Blake) - and life pulled you away more than you were expecting over the past four week. That's ok! We help you to adjust your plan and continue beyond short-term motivation and into long-term discipline.

self-reflect honestly & adjust your goals

Creativity is often an isolating process. The nature of being self-managed implies you must also be self-evaluative. This can present the risk of letting ourselves either inflate our expectations for output and over punish ourselves for failing to meet those expectations.

Life is different for all of us, so it's important to create an engagement routine that fits within the demands of your life. Reflecting with honesty lets us adjust our expectations and meet them more often, which ultimately generates a greater clarity for the creative project.

Remember your 'why' : What is your creative mission?​

Why do you create? The project you are currently working on, whatever it may be, is just an episode in your creative mission. We believe it's important to remember your 'why' during the depths of any creative project so you keep your overarching mission at the forefront of your focus.

HiveMind Creative Community​

The HiveMind Creative Community is a blossoming digital environment of respectful creatives engaging with one another's project or creative missions. The community is designed to offer support during what is otherwise an isolating process. It is also a great way for creatives to network and collaborate multiple strengths into a singular project.

Kill 'the starving artist' : Self-valuing and commercialisation​

HiveMind Press believes the creative industry is changing rapidly. There is quickly becoming little reason for creatives to have to sacrifice their efforts for 'exposure'. We know this is sometimes a difficult barrier to overcome within yourself, especially when you're starting out. We help you negotiate the opportunities available and help you determine what might be most appropriate to your mission and brand.