Letter: The speedy way to write

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The Independent Online
Sir: I am most grateful to you for publishing (Magazine, 20 March) Professor Edward de Bono's account of how he writes so many books rapidly and without trouble. I had for years thought, when trying and failing to make much headway with his productions, that the fault was in my own intelligence; but now I see the justice of what Sheridan wrote, when faced with a review copy of one of the Professor's early books:

You write with ease, to show your breeding,

But easy writing's vile hard reading.

Sebastian Robinson