Growing up, I would use any name except my own. It was partly because I didn’t feel worthy of my full name, Emanuelle, and partly because I didn’t like my nickname, Emmie. Eventually, I grew.
Emmie Wolf-Dubin is a fourteen-year-old, eight-time published writer currently residing in Tennessee. She contributes to YR Media, has been published in local newspapers, and an anthology. Emmie is an active Girls Write Now, Girls With Impact, and WriteGirl mentee, on YR Media's Youth Creator Council, on Teen Ink's Teen Board, and the winner of five writing awards. She's conducted interviews with business leaders, authors, and actors. She's reported on various newsy-events, including a business conference and a press junket. She recently finished her full-length YA novel and is currently working on a compilation of resources for young writers.
The pieces I’ve written throughout the year with Girls Write Now have been unique in that they have been completely different from everything I’ve written. Everything I wrote played to my weaknesses until they became my strengths. Though I used to consistently write short stories, I stopped for 2ish years. When I continued with GWN, my skills were significantly sharper. When I started writing poetry last December, I had no experience of proficiency. Now, I compete in statewide contests.