I’m adding a few sections on the menu. I’ve copied over my bio “About Will Truman” from the old site as well as a Disclaimer explaining why I’m using fictional locations and making up details.

The latter needs a lot of work, but the short rift is that for a few reasons I have to be very careful to make sure that my anonymity remains in tact. I figured that I could just do SouthernCity and so forth, but I tend to get frustrated with sites that do that. So instead of that I have chosen to add texture to the locations by giving them distinct identities. In order to be as honest as possible, I’ve gone out of my way to make the locations and changes involved as conducive as possible to giving an accurate reflection of who I am, who the people around me are, where I am, and where I’ve been. The more fictionalized things are, the harder it can be to put what really happens in to context. It may not always be what you think, but it may be closer than you think to the real thing.

I’ll be giving more away – and making up more – as things go along. My advice is to just go with the flow, pretend that Delosa and Deseret and so on all exist as distinct identities, and play along.

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5 Responses to My Real Life In This Fictional World

  1. Barry says:

    What’s difficult would be knowing which places are fictional and which are real but just have names we’ve never heard of before. Does this mean even if you mention “New York” or “Los Angeles” you’ll give them fake names, too? 🙂

  2. trumwill says:

    I’ll likely go the DC Comics, route. While Batman’s Gotham City is almost certainly based in NYC, they co-exist in the DC Universe. Same with Metropolis and NYC. So I guess in Trumanverse, there are two predominantly Mormon states in the west, and so on. I’ll generally only fictionalize states that are involved with my personal background, so I do need to move to NYC, as New Amsterdam is too perfect a name to pass up!

  3. Barry says:


    Actually, you might have the basis for an interesting book or story someday…

  4. Will Truman says:

    I’ve got all kinds of ideas perculating through my head. I’m living a great “a man in a strange land” tale. I’ve barely begun to get in to it here :).

  5. Hit Coffee » Trumanverse Defined says:

    […] fictional locations. Deseret, Delosa, and so on. The rationale is half-heartedly explained here. The long and short of it being that I want to give the casual reader as few identifiers as possible […]

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