The Journal Newsletter – October 2012

The Journal Newsletter

October 2012


Happy (almost) Halloween!

We have new writing prompts this month, and a new tip about copying your reminders to another installation of The Journal.

For those of you participating in NaNoWriMo ( next month: Good luck! I’m not participating this year, but I will be writing alongside you. =)

Thank you for using The Journal!

The Journal News

The Journal 7 is the current release.

To see if you have the latest version of The Journal:

  1. Click on the “Help” menu in The Journal.
  2. Choose “Check for Update of The Journal”.

If you are using The Journal 6 (or an earlier version):

Tips & Tricks

TIP: Copying Reminders to a New User or Journal Volume

If you need to copy your reminders into a new install of The Journal, or a new user login or Journal Volume, do this:

1. Click on the “File” menu, “Export” sub-menu, and choose “Export Entries to File…”

2. Select the “Reminders” option in the list.

3. Export to either a TJEXP or TJXML file.

4. In the other install/user/Journal Volume, click on the “File” menu, “Import” sub-menu, and choose “Import Entries…” Browse to select the file you created in #3 and do the import.

That’s it!

NOTE: You might be tempted to use the “Export Reminders” and “Import Reminders” commands for this, but those are for exporting/importing via a CSV (comma-separated values) file to software other than The Journal.

Writing Prompts

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

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

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.

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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.

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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 24, 2015 — 10:11 pm