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Is it considered faulty language to use Spivak pronouns in an essay?

You have some good advice here already, but I wanted to add this. Since you're writing a paper, it's considered good form to write so that you don't use personal pronouns at all anyways, by using ...
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Font sizes for bullet points

It is not strictly necessary as bulleted lists are often introduced with a heading or other larger text. I would say to make sure that the font size does not go too small for readability but that ...
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How to describe someone whose eyes sparkle mischievously?

Show it elsewhere: There's nothing wrong, in my opinion, with having some tell in your show. It is, in fact, very difficult to eliminate all together. To carry off the show with less tell, you'd need ...
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How to describe someone whose eyes sparkle mischievously?

Eyes that sparkle with humor, mischief, or ja ne se qua are already ‘showing.’ The phrase is so well-worn that it is not recognized as a deeply internalized observation of one person’s attraction ...
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Script-style conversations in a book

I personally think anyone who constrains a writing format for a creative writing process is operating with a scarcity mindset. Having been on the receiving end of a lot of "glass half empty" ...
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