The only sins that I can imagine are the seven that God hates. Which is found in Proverbs. Don't ask for the exact reference as it escapes my memory.>>lust , gluttony , sloth ,anger , greed can't remember the other 2
Great ideas! I do believe the physical appearance of the character is too important to leave out (I hate it when writers "leave it to the imagination." No, I want to definitively know what the character looks like!) But the "I woke up and looked in the mirror" trope gets old fast.
"The Iliad and the Odyssey: The Heroic Story of the Trojan War and the Fabulous Adventures of Odysseus" illustrated by American artist & illustrator duo Alice & Martin Provensen via my vintage book collection
make the story have eleven chapters (to include zero) and then put the numbers in reverse order. Then if you wanna be a real bitch leave chapter 1 with a cliffhanger and dont solve it until the last page of chapter zero