a) Those that start with a character going on a journey.
b) Those that start with a stranger coming to town.
If taken metaphorically, such that meditating for enlightenment is a journey, and the discovery of a forgotten tome a stranger, then this is most undoubtedly true, for it is a fine example of a reductio. A reductio is something which has been reduced to its most basic components, such that it can be described - in a manner so simple that I suspect 'simply' is too strong a word - as these base components, and in this regard possesses the same potent veracity as if physicists declared there was but 'one' variety of matter - that which was composed of atoms.
In this case, the 'base components' I mentioned are the necessary catalyst for a story to occur: not only the cause, but the motivation for continuing, for without something happening in the protagonist's life to warrant a tale, there really is nothing worth writing - or reading - about.
But I shall humour this critic, for she has posed a most interesting challenge; namely, how might one spin a tale in which neither of the above occur. And it let it never be said that I was one to turn away the train when the wreck was so rapidly approaching. And so, without further ado, I present: