Elaine Marie Factor is a teacher-of-all-ages, creative writer, editor, family biographer, and Philippine-based memoir writing mentor. She finds calm in arts and gains confidence through prayer. Her world stops when she reads and listens to stories, real or unreal.
At age 24, Elaine wrote Feast Books’ memoir, Finding You: A Memoir on Dreams, Detours, and Destiny which became one of the finalists under Youth Category in Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards 2017. In 2018, she wrote an e-poetry collection titled Gentle Words, and in 2022, published Scribbling from Memory, a self-help/memoir that thoroughly discusses memoir as an art and form. Her articles and essays have appeared in Feast Magazine, FiSH Magazine, Angel Rising Magazine, Didache, Didache Youth, Gabay, and Yapak PH.
Elaine is a member of Biographers International Organization, and has been mentored by Wendy Dale, a Penguin Random House author and memoir writing teacher based in Peru. Elaine now owns a writing and tutorial company, Scribblory Writing and Tutorial Services, where she helps the young and old in recalling, narrating, and sharing life stories through the art of writing. Through this, she formed a group of memoirists called Scribblory Writers Group who has been the primary contributing writers of the e-magazine, Memento. Under Scribblory, she offers the following services: writing tutorials, writing workshops, writing classes, editing, biography writing, and ghostwriting.
Listen to her at The Write to Teach podcast.