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  • Sarah Thomas

    Writing rules! <3 I want this as a poster if I ever teach a writing grade!

  • David Levy

    Writing tips I like the spirit of this poster but there are more pieces of advice I think I'd give a writer or perhaps other ways I would phrase these.

  • Addi Mason

    12 1/2 - the only writing rules you'll ever need, the rules I didn't even realize I was following.

  • Lauren Clark

    Writing rules! I'm goint to print this. #quotes

  • Trayce Ann

    writing rules. I want to write a book one day.

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