The Journal Newsletter – November 2013

The Journal Newsletter

November 2013


Welcome to the Autumn of 2013! This is my favorite time of year: colorful leaves blowing in the wind, cool days under warm sunshine–when it’s not cold rain under gray clouds–and I like that too. =)

The latest update of The Journal 6 streamlines (and fixes) the topic feature, making topics much easier to use. There are also some other neat additions (and fixes). See “The Journal News” below for all the details.

This month’s tip introduces the new, simpler way to wrap text around pictures in your entries, and, as always, we have a couple new writing prompts.

Thank you for choosing 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: How to Wrap Text Around Pictures in Your Entries

1. Right-click on the picture to bring up the context menu.

2. Open the “Image” sub-menu.

3. Choose “Wrap Text on Right” or “Wrap Text on Left”.

That’s it!

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Pursued by the Blowing Leaves”

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Carving Knife”

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.

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 25, 2015 — 9:54 pm