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Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

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Börkur Sigurbjörnsson is an avid storyteller whose narratives are packed with funny dialogs and vivid scenario descriptions. He writes realistic fiction and his stories are usually based on real events in the author's life. Although the tales contain grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy.

Börkur was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1976. For the past two decades his education and science career has brought him all over the world with prolonged stays in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Düsseldorf and London. Börkur has a PhD degree in computer science and works on Web related research and development, along with writing fiction.

Börkur's debut literary publication was the short
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Börkur Sigurbjörnsson Any aspiring writer should start with becoming a perspiring writer.

Write! Write a lot. Write different things. Write ideas. Write dialogs. Write…more
Any aspiring writer should start with becoming a perspiring writer.

Write! Write a lot. Write different things. Write ideas. Write dialogs. Write scenario descriptions. Write fictional characters' CVs. Write! An aspiring writer should focus on quantity rather than quality. Keep it simple. Keep it coming.

An aspiring soccer player does not start with analyzing the best game strategy to adopt when playing against a defensive team. An aspiring soccer player just starts kicking a ball around.

As an aspiring writer you should start kicking words around. Kick ideas. Kick dialogs. Kick scenario descriptions. Kick fictional characters.

Gradually, by writing extensively, you will gain a steady pen control. You will get a feel for your prose.

Then, take a step back and think about strategy. Think about plots. Think about style. Read a book or five on writing. Read Stephen King's On Writing. Read Stein on Writing. Look back at your texts through the eyes of those titans. Spot what you did right. Spot where you could improve.

With this experience under your belt you should be able to take the next step. Transform yourself form an aspiring writer to an accomplished writer.(less)
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999 Abroad

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The Empties by Jess Row
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Moderately entertaining short story about post apocalyptic life.
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Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway
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Snilldar flétta þar sem undið er smám saman ofan af sögunni í nútíð og fortíð. Sagan hélt mér spenntum allan tímann.
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Elín, ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir
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Mér fannst Elín, ýmislegt byrja vel en svo datt botninn svolítið úr sögunni. Þetta botnleysi er vissulega hluti af söguþræðinum, en virkaði ekkert sérlega vel á mig. Þó að sagan hafi ekki alveg náð að heilla mig frá byrjun til enda þá er hún skemmtil ...more
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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
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If I were to rate Ken Liu's stories individually, it would be a mixed bag of four stars and two stars. This collection contains some stories that I liked very much, e.g. The Paper Menagerie, All The Flavors and The Litigation Master and the Monkey Ki ...more
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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
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I really liked Raymond Carver's stories. No overly clever plots. No suspense. No flowery prose. Just some plain good stories.
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Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
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Real Artists Don't Starve is an enjoyable read providing plenty of food for thought through many anecdotes of how artists have been able to make a living from their works and for their works. The writing style of the book is a bit fluffy, full of rep ...more
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