The Journal Newsletter – June 2008

The Journal Newsletter

June 2008


Welcome to June 2008! (Or at least the 2-3 days left of June. Where *did* the month go?)

This month’s Tips & Tricks show how you can doodle in The Journal, and we have a new set of writing prompts.

Thank you for choosing DavidRM Software’s The Journal!

Tips & Tricks

TIP: How to Doodle in The Journal

Ever wanted to be able to quickly draw or doodle something in your entry? Here’s one way you can do that:

1. Click on the “Insert” menu and choose “Insert Object…”

2. Click on “Create New”.

3. Choose “Paintbrush Picture” from the list and click on “OK”.

That will insert a blank image in your entry. To do your doodling, double-click on the blank image. This will activate Paintbrush within The Journal.

When you’re finished doodling, click outside the image (or choose “Close Object” from the “Journal” menu).

You can resize the image by clicking and dragging on one of the corners.

If you have other graphic/image handling software installed on your computer, you can experiment with inserting blank images using them instead. Review the menu on the “Insert Object” form to see what other graphic/image “objects” are available.

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter: “Summer Falls”

Journaling Prompt – What are your comfort foods? Comfort books? Comfort TV shows/movies? Comfort music? Comfort activities? Is there a common theme in how you seek comfort?

Memoir Prompt – List the books you most remember reading through your life. Was it the book itself, or your circumstances at the time you read it, that make it so memorable?

Submission Information

If you would like to contribute to the “How I Use The Journal”, “Writing Exercises”, or “Tips & Tricks” sections, or would like to submit an article about journaling, writing, or another The Journal-related topic, we would love to hear from you.

Submissions for the newsletter should be sent to:

If you are submitting for a particular section, please indicate which one. Try to limit your submissions to 500-1000 words. Submissions may be edited for length and content.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, please state this in the email. Otherwise your name (but not your email) will be used in the article heading.

As always, if you have any suggestions for, or bug reports about, The Journal, please feel free to email them. Both are always welcome.


Editor: David Michael (
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Updated: June 20, 2015 — 8:04 pm