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    Haha, yes! But apparently the tavern is a subversion of tropes in his book because it is quiet instead of noisy (so sayeth some bigwig agent in a blog... Sounds utterly daft to me).

    I'm going to add a new complaint because I've seen it a lot in MS lately... the Upset Stomach Opener.

    ie starting a novel with someone's stomach clenching, or churning, or twisting, or some other massive overreaction suggestive of a weak-minded character. Usually followed by something mundane happening like a door opening or whatever.
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