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Podcast: 48 Hour Film Project Asheville Edition

See podcast player below and the program is also available on iTunes and STITCHER. After living in Asheville for less than two weeks, I decided to plunk down $160 bucks and enter what is called the 48 Hour Film Project. This means that on a Friday night you pull a genre out of a hat […]

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Short Film Ready for Festivals: The Brothers in Pursuit

The Brothers in Pursuit is a short film of 11 minutes based on my novel and feature screenplay, Love on the Big Screen. the movie trailer In the film, four college students have formed a group to support one another in their pursuit of God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman. The […]

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Rules for Writing

To start off classes this semester, I had the students sit in groups of five. This meant 5 tables of 5 students each. I asked the students to list each member of their group on the board as well as a detail that might help us to get to know them. After they finished doing […]

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Reading From A Viking on the Subway

Click on Media Player Below to Listen to First Three Chapters you can also listen on Stitcher or on iTunes $7.99 Paperback 99 Cent eBook! Kobo Nook Goodreads Book Giveaway A Viking on the Subway by William J. Torgerson Giveaway ends January 28, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win ———- Horseshoe a Midwestern […]

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Goodreads Giveaway

A Viking on the Subway $7.99 Paperback 99 Cent eBook! Kobo Nook ———- Horseshoe a Midwestern Gothic Novel With stories including ones about runaway coffins, a midnight knocker, church healing services, and adulterous relationships, Horseshoe is a float down the river past themes exploring sin, guilt, faith, doubt, and redemption. Amazon Barnes and Noble   […]

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Introductory Letter to Online Writing Students

Dear Writers Enrolled in Online Composition With Professor Torgerson, Welcome to the class! I use a metaphor gifted to me by a former professor named Sam to think about my writing and teaching life. It goes, “Writing Floats on a Sea of Conversation.” I didn’t know what the heck Sam was talking about back when […]

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Welcome to Torg Stories

Seven years ago I made the switch from high school English teacher and basketball coach to writer and professor.  Since that time, I’ve been blessed to have been hired to teach First Year Writing courses at St. John’s University in New York. I write novels, scripts, publish a podcast, and have just sent out my […]

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Are you on Goodreads? Click on Add Book?

Click the “Add Book” button below or read reviews.   Goodreads reviews for Love on the Big Screen Reviews from

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Even Better Than Clark Griswold: Mr. Christmas!

Mr. Christmas was one of my favorite short films of the year. It’s now available for free online, and in this episode of the Torg Stories podcast, I chat with Hollywood screenwriter and director Nick Palmer. I open the podcast with Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” for a reason. You can click on one of […]

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