“Tell It Cool: On Writing with Restraint” | New Ohio Review (2020)

For years, I’ve encouraged students to “tell it cool” when narrating a tale that is harrowing or emotional. A cool narrator can be a buoy in rough waters. I’ve always thought this advice came from Hemingway, but at this moment as I search my bookshelves for the place where Hemingway said it, I can’t put my finger on the quote.

“Tell It Cool: On Writing with Restraint.” New Ohio Review: The Personal Political.  Feb. 2020. [link]