The Authors focus on writing in psychoanalysis, which seems to stem from a deep-rooted need. In writing one is faced with a transforming translation of sensory and emotional experiences made of pronounced, or listened words: writing then results in a transformed version of a primary experience, supported by the transfer. Therefore, several are the levels involved in writing, from unconscious to conscious: to recover from the unformed, void anguish, by shaping a meaningful plot for an elaboration process, however sacrificing a part of the experience itself; to carve an indelible trace of an encounter, a moment implying a world of possible significations, often still waiting to be worked-through and recognized. The questions rising from a possible contrast between the need for a free writing experience and the institutional requirements during psychoanalytic training are also discussed.
Keywords: Writing in psychoanalysis, mourning, transfer, sensory experience, translational process.