Behind the Prose of My New Yorker Humor Piece, “Hacks For Dealing With Your Closetful Of Apple Boxes”

Image of a stack of apple boxes!!I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to share my writing in the “Daily Shouts” column in The New Yorker online.

Today, the column published “Hacks For Dealing With Your Closetful Of Apple Boxes.”

This piece was born out of a Facebook post (maybe an Instagram one?) I did one day, when I looked in my closet at a pile of Apple boxes. After receiving a ton of comments from folks commiserating the addiction, I decided to write about it.

I did several drafts, of course, and had to research some aspects of the hacks, like how to build a boat, and measurements for concrete pressure so I could use the right language in each section. This piece had one reader who highlighted funny parts and then I revised again.

This piece was the first in my current “Chunk of 20.”  (Read more about my system and writing rejection statistics in the September issue of The Writer Magazine which you can purchase in electronic form using this Amazon link and support Behind the Prose at the same time!)

All in all, it was a fun piece to write and it’s even greater to see it’s the sixth most popular piece on the site as of 1 p.m. today.

Hacks for Dealing with Your Closetful of Apple Boxes