“I still can’t believe I’ve never seen this show,” Susan sighed and spread her arms to take in the St. James’ Theater.
“Especially with what a ‘Wizard of Oz’ dork you are,’ Leslie laughed and continued flipping through her ‘Wicked: the Musical’ Playbill. “You know, when I was a kid, I thought the musical, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ was actually, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat.’”
“Well, considering they always hire a hottie for the role, that’s not too far off.” Susan replied.
“That’s the thing about ingenuous,” she continued. “By definition, they’re gonna be beautiful.”
“And we give thanks,” Leslie laughed. “And we give thanks!”
(This is sort of true. I did think that it was dream boat and not dream coat, although I was more confused than pleased about my misconception. I had know idea why someone would write an entire musical about a gorgeous man. That just shows me the importance of clarity in writing and also reading carefully.
As a writer, I try to produce work that is logical and fun to follow. I’ve heard my most recent book described as a page-turner [which is a fantastic feeling, by the way]. But, one fallacy and the entire plot crumbles. So, we have to be careful never to contradict the universe we’ve established. World-building is never easy, but it’s oh so important.)