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I am in the process of writing the fourth book in my current series, and I have found myself stuck. My protagonist has to make roughly five different phone calls on the same subject, and I am struggling with how to go about this...

My options are to write out every conversation [something tells me that would be too drawn out and bore the reader], write out a select few of the more important conversations from specific characters and mention something brief about the other few, or write it without any dialogue and only have the protagonist mention some of what was said.

If it was you reading it, which would you prefer? Or, if you were writing a situation like this, which route would you take?
 

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I'd prefer to read the dialogue of one conversation, assuming it's revealing important information, and only see the rest very briefly summarized.
 

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I do something like --

First call, all necessary dialogue.

Second call, describe a couple of differences or the reaction of the person called..

Third call, protagonist thinks about the fact that not only does he/she have to repeat all the information, but has to do it a couple more times for xxxx and yyyy... if there are any differences in the reactions -- describe them.
 

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"I made about five different phone calls, tossed the phone on the bed, and jumped out the window. 'Adventuuuuure!' I roared, allowing the plot to move forward immediately."
 

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smreine said:
"I made about five different phone calls, tossed the phone on the bed, and jumped out the window. 'Adventuuuuure!' I roared, allowing the plot to move forward immediately."
Haha, this is great :p
 
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