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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Poem about the opposites and similarities we find in urban street life and pristine nature.
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A diverse collection of short stories I thoroughly enjoyed reading. There were a couple of experimental pieces that did not appeal to me at all (I'm getting old, conservative or both). However, the vast majority was to my liking.
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This book is a decent read for any developer thinking of taking their coding project to a business. The content may be a bit dated and the author's voice has a hint of arrogance. However, it has good and practical tips for developers on the importanc ...more
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I really enjoyed this book. Copenhagenize is indeed a great guide to global bicycle urbanism. It is full of inspiring anecdotes and useful best-practice advice. I particularly like the focus on the bicycle as an every-day means of efficient transport ...more
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