Ben Angel

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With, so far, 42 countries and four continents under his shoes, Ben M. Angel has traveled a bit from his Northwestern US roots... in fact, three times around the world (twice eastward, once westward). Despite (or perhaps because of) this, he has a fascination with history and its effect on the interconnectedness of people around the globe. He is an active member of the Wrocław, Poland, Internations community and a co-Consul of its fledgling Writers’ Kaffeeklatsch, as well as a Volunteer Curator on the social networking genealogical website. His career background has varied from serving as Editor-in-Chief of a student newspaper, to acting as production manager at a small English-language news agency based in mid-1990s Kyiv, Ukraine, to studying and working as a geotechnical engineer-in-training in Alaska, Washington State, and New Mexico. He has also performed as an environmental consultant in Azerbaijan and Qatar, a FEMA contractor in Alabama, and a management consultant for a construction company headquartered in the Philippines. Nevertheless, he persists in writing, these days mostly as an English-language freelancer based in Eastern Europe, where he raises alongside his native Belarusian wife a daughter and a son.

Posts by Ben

Online writers’ clubbing on Internations

We connected the world. Mission accomplished.

Whatever comes up! Prof. Ron McFarland guides readers through 17th century England

It’s the verbs, man, the verbs!

Whatever comes up! Prof. Ron McFarland goes forward to the past

My father was a man who would pull over and read nearly any historical marker he came across.

Whatever comes up! Prof. Ron McFarland shares his writing secrets

All writers are 'opportunists,' maybe even 'shameless opportunists.'

Not Your Normal Author (Part 2): David Boop’s influences, both reality and fantasy

Sell me on your reality first before you sell me on your fantasy.

Not Your Normal Author (Part 1): David Boop transforms 50 years of sensory input into art

Cross genre seems to be where my brain wants to go.

Broody New Englander (Part 3): Kenneth Weene explores creative choice

I cannot tell you what personal scab lies underneath each of my works, at least not until the piece is finished.

Broody New Englander (Part 2): Kenneth Weene on humanity and salvation’s broken promise

I am a teller of tales. Perhaps that is not salvation, but for me it is enough.

Broody New Englander: Actually, Kenneth Weene has a wicked sense of humor

Humor not only improves perspective, defuses tension, reduces anxiety, and displaces anger, but it also improves stomach muscle tone.

Editor, Writer, Mother: Tiffany Vakilian shares her influences and experiences

I love being a freelancer, but no one who does it would ever say it was easy.

Editor, Writer, Mother: Tiffany Vakilian aspires to transform the word ‘perfect’

I am a humble practitioner of opened eyes and artistic hands.

Imaginative: Elizabeth Price details her most popular work

For the most part, I let the story take me where it wants to go.