Une réponse à la question posée dans la publication de l’ITAA : why do I write?

First of all, I write out of pleasure. I have been writing for myself for a long time, and only later moved on to writing for others.

Writing for myself give me the pleasure of putting order in my thoughts, of seeking the right terms, of working and reworking my expression, re-reading what I wrote. How delicious ! The pleasure of expression and style ! (I used to be a French teacher) I write in notebooks, and in little pads I carry around in my purse. I am always on the lookout for poetic-looking booklets which I often buy in museum bookshops, there I write my reflections, last night’s dreams, my health concerns, encounters, tasks for the day… Or I jot down other people’s thoughts or news items I just heart on the radio. All this is interesting only for me.

Writing for other people came with the wish to share my ideas, i.e., when I wrote articles about TA. First for IFAT members, then for a broader public. But always about TA. I have published 4 books and have plans for others. My pet topics are always connected to language. My concern is « How to say things ? ». In my last book language and the way we learn it have a large place. Speaking and writing are acts of freedom.

I am aware that my thought might not be understood because sometimes I can be locked into my own frame of reference (language is a part of that). So I test my texts, asking a few favorite readers to read what I’ve written, before I put the final touch to them. I owe these friends a lot. I am filled with ideas to help others share my passion for writing !

I started a blog a year ago, to have a place where I could « put » my many texts without having to ask anyone to publish them. I had already been writing regularly on two internet websites, where my writing had to be approved by the site owners. So I wanted to get my own blog, to talk freely about about what I do, about whatever fascinates me, be it movies, books I read or other publications. I wish more visitors posted comments on my blog, but at least I have been getting more visitors, and I enjoy seeing the green spots light up on the map of the world – visitors from the USA, from Canada, from the Maghreb, Madagascar, Switzerland, the UK, and France, of course. My Child is very happy !

Agnès Le Guernic, now retired, used to be a literature professor, before becoming an inspector for the primary schools. She is a TSTA in Education. She teaches TA and has published articles : one in the TAJ and 3 in Actualités en Analyse Transactionnelle. Her books are :

– Etats du moi, transactions et communication, Savoir enfin que dire après avoir dit bonjour , InterEditions 2004
– Sortir des conflits, méthode et outils pratiques avec l’analyse transactionnelle, InterEditions 2009
– L’Analyse transactionnelle, pour mieux se connaître et améliorer ses relations, les miniguides Ecolibris, Ixelles éditions, 2011
– Un élève est aussi un enfant (avec Françoise Hénaff et Christiane Salon), InterEditions janvier 2012.
– Amis, travail, famille, Améliorez vos relations et vivez mieux !, Ixelles éditions, 2013.
– And her blog : analyste-transactionnelle.fr

Published in publication of I.T.A.A.