Welcome, my worldwide guests. Well-told stories are the connective tissue between heart and soul and remind us that we are not alone. Memoirs bridge generations and are conduits of love and wisdom. Let's build that bridge... together!"


As a publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Word with You Press for over 15 years, I have come to realize that the high cost of getting a memoir published disenfranchises many who are rich in experience but poor in cash.

I founded Assisted Legacy as the solution. If a writer adheres to our parameters and guidance we can make publishing a well-crafted memoir affordable to just about everyone. Your story is important, and our mission is to help you tell it.

And we’ve created an appetizer: L.I.V.E. Legacy Interview Video Encounter. For a modest fee, we’ll conduct an online interview and create a video of a portion of your life you’d like to share with friends and family. (Or perhaps you’d like to purchase a L.I.V.E. video for your loved one!)

“Vulnerability is your superpower when it comes to writing your memoir. No one can resist the authentic You!”

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Starting your memoir can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be!

Our free downloadable guide offers valuable insights and tips to help you begin your writing journey with confidence.

Take the first step towards capturing your story today.

Capture Your Unique Tale

with a Memoir

Do you have a lifetime of stories to tell or an urgent desire to provide your children and grandchildren a roadmap to help them navigate through life?

Is the untold story of your life yearning to breathe free? We’re here to help. We will coach you through the writing process and polish your words.

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2 hour consultation

Delve into possibilities with our extensive 2-hour consultation with a professional editor for only $99.

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What you get:

Personal treatment

Memoirs are supposed to be about your story and you are the world's leading authority on your story. Tell us about it in an online 1-on-1 session.

Proper guidance

We know it can be daunting to start. We provide step-by-step guidance on how to write your first three chapters.

Experienced editing

After you have written your memoir of 10 chapters, around 100 pages, we'll take a thorough look and offer suggestions to make it most compelling.

We'll work with you on two revisions and follow up with a final edit that's ready to be read by generations to come.

Fully-fledged memoir

The Holy Grail, this is what you are after.

10 Chapters, 100 Pages of just pure you.

If you have purchased the 2h consultation, you will get $99 discount!

In our package we provide you with professional editing services

The architecture of your memoir

Together we flesh out the essence of your story, what is most important to you, and it becomes the North Star to guide the direction of your story.

The compelling use of language

We assist you to present your story in its most expressive, endearing, and persuasive way by the creative use of literary devices and word-choice.

All dressed up for the prom

We verify that no typos or flaws that would show up in print will distract your reader from gliding through your memoir and getting to know you.

You will also get bonus materials

Copy of the Book Fire in The Belly: How to write your novel with Purpose and Passion

Memoir Writing Video Lessons

from Fire in the Belly, Write to be Read

Only have an hour to spare?

Legacy Interview Video Encounter

Another Path to Legacy

With L.I.V.E. we make it easy to capture a bright bouquet of your (or your loved one's) most important thoughts, memories, and stories.

Gentle Guidance

It's simple. You or your loved one will have a relaxed one hour interview via Zoom.

While our professional writers' team will have a set of prepared questions, we'll welcome your personal input. (Why leave important questions unasked?)

A Professional Video Edit

Combining pictures, documents, and/or videos, we'll then edit these interviews to a tight, well-polished 15-20 minute final video.

We'll incorporate music, fade-ins and fade-outs, and other touches to ensure that your loved one's story comes to life in a vibrant and elegant manner.

A Chance to Harbor Significance

As well, a rough cut of the video will be sent to you and you'll have the chance to make suggestions before we prepare the final version. You and your loved ones will thus be provided with an archival video to treasure for generations to come.

Online Course

Join Thorn, your seasoned mentor, in a transformative online course.

Dive deep into the art of storytelling, where every lesson is a masterclass in crafting compelling novels and memoirs. The course contains 50 lessons.

From honing your plot structure to capturing the nuances of personal narratives, Thorn's expertise unveils the secrets that elevate your writing to unparalleled heights.

Are you a seasoned writer?

Author Services That Set Us Apart

Crafting Literary Excellence

Craft compelling stories with our professional editing services. From novels to books, our editors ensure your manuscript reaches its full potential, engaging readers from the first page to the last.

Turn Manuscripts into Masterpieces

Unlock the doors to successful publishing with our end-to-end solutions. Trust us to guide your book or novel from conception to publication, ensuring it stands out in a crowded market.

Elevate Your Book's Presence

Boost your book's visibility and sales with our tailored marketing services. From online promotions to targeted campaigns, we're here to ensure your literary masterpiece gets the attention it deserves.


Fire in the Belly

How to write your novel with Purpose and Passion

Through this book, I share my belief in the power and beauty of the written word. I’m convinced that by writing your story skillfully, with honesty and artistry, you serve our basic human need to connect to one another.

This book is arranged into 12 independent lessons, best read sequentially. Each lesson is followed by suggested assignments to help you gain altitude.

Using my experience and acquired knowledge to liberate and develop your innate potential as a writer is my pleasure and duty, my purpose and my passion, my fire in the belly.


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Meet Our Team!

Our team is experienced and passionate about helping people preserve their memories for generations to come. Whether you are a seasoned writer or a first-time author, we are here to help you turn your story into a lasting legacy.

Thornton Sully

Editor-in-Chief, Founder

Thorn founded A Word with You Press in 2009, and Assisted Legacy in 2022, and has Jack-Londoned his way across the globe sleeping with whatever country from Berlin to Borneo that would have him, picking up stray stories along the way. A litter of dog-eared passports that have taken up residence in his sock drawer is a constant temptation, but, having at last discovered paradise, it’s not likely he will stray too far from his adopted city of Prague.

He has helped hundreds of writers reach their potential, including best-selling authors and award winners. He is the author of Fire in the Belly: How to Write Your Novel with Purpose and Passion, Almost Avalon, The Boy with a Torn Hat and The Courtesans of God saga, and multiple anthologies and the online course Fire in the Belly: Write to be Read.

Lucien Zell

Interviewer, Poet

Writer, poet, singer, and now your interviewer, Lucien Zell brings his eclectic background to the table.

Born in LA, raised in Seattle, and now residing in Prague, his diverse experiences enrich his approach to capturing your story.

Liliana Musilová

Video Editor, Tech expert

Introducing Liliana, a dynamic videographer and editor ready to carve her path in the world of visual storytelling.

From the picturesque landscapes of Prague, she draws inspiration to craft compelling narratives that captivate audiences.

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