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To me it feels like there needs to be the preposition and placed before writes for grammatical consistency. What do you think?

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The sentence you are referring to is a list. Normally, and is only used a separator just before the last item in the list. So I find no fault with the way it is being used here.

However, if I was going to nit-pick, I would suggest substituting one of the occurrences of write with something else (e.g. authors or is the author of) in order to avoid a rather clumsy repetition.

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You must have the same nits over there that we do. –  Edwin Ashworth May 12 at 11:15

I'd rephrase the first sentence as follow avoiding the repetition of writes and the use of and before it.

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