Many of the ideas below
involve getting your work into a JABB newsletter. This
is an email we send every two weeks or so and they make up the
bulk of the JABB site. I should point out that
"newsletter" is misleading. It's not factually
based. JABB is really a creative, imaginative writing
effort inspired by John Dye's career. But I'm a
traditionalist with many things and since we called the first
issue a "newsletter", only seems right to continue using the
term. But anyhow... here are ways you can get in our
newsletters and/or on our web site.
Hope to hear from you!
Co-Founder, Head Writer, and Web Mistress of the John/Andrew
Ways to Get Your Name in JABB
1. Write to our
advice columnist Dear
Annie Dru. Share a real fannish problem or
make one up! You can see examples of what people
have written to Annie Dru in Newsletters 56,
2. Have a question about JABB or just want to quiz
its authors on life issues? The JABB authors would
love to answer it in our "Ask a JABBer" feature (formerly
"Ask a JABB Co-President" and then more recently "Ask the
JABB Sisterhood")! Whether it'll be a good answer or
not you'll just have to see. ;-) Find contact
info for us here.
some previous "Ask a JABB Co-President" installments here
3. Write something yourself for JABB. Have a
fanfic, amusing anecdote, or Andrew/other characters from
John's filmography related joke to share? We'd love
to see it. But we do have some guidelines.
Please visit Guidelines
Creative Contributions to JABB. Or, as always,
me (Jenni) for clarification.
4. Contribute a poem or story to our Poems
and Stories page. The poems and stories are
ones we've either written ourselves or that remind us of
the people we've met in the fandom or themes from John's
5. Have your own web page? You can let your
fellow members find it by sending us the link so we can
add it to JABB
6. Move to Dyeland! Or at least pretend you
have. :-) Dyeland is the imagined home of
various JABBers' fictional counterparts. You can
view the Dyeland
Map and if you'd like to be added just fill out this form
Jenni once finished or if you have questions.
Please note that the Dyeland
Map takes hours to work on. We ask
that if you have a place added that you actually play
along with us and don't just add something for the sake of
7. Tag our graffiti wall. Details on how to do
that can be found on the wall's site here.
8. Send in a question for the "Ask Andrew" feature
as seen here
9. If you're a new member, you might consider
introducing yourself to the group by preparing a few
sentences about yourself to put in an upcoming
newsletter. May be about how you came to be a John
Dye fan, your hobbies, favorite music, movies, etc.
Please keep in mind all newsletters end up online so do
NOT include anything remotely traceable or
confidential. If you've been with the group for a
while and just feel like re-introducing yourself that's
10. Take a page outta my book and write "You and You
Write JABB." I've gotten a few issues out of my old
journal entries. Maybe you can, too! If you
ever journaled or blogged about TBAA, maybe you could do
something like "Jenni and Jenni Write JABB." Click
here for an example.
11. JABB has started its own subjective episode
guide for TBAA. It's not a scene-by-scene synopsis
thing. Cause touched.com,
etc. offer us that so why do a repeat? Instead, it's
more our thoughts on the episode: serious and goofy.
If you'd like to participate in building this section of
our site, please contact
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on
this page are from "Touched by an Angel" and owned
by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon
Water Productions. They are not being used
to seek profit.)