Imagine taking 20 years to write a novel. Writer Nicholas Rombe isn’t procrastinating on his magnum opus; the process is all part of the final outcome, and the full details are at The Rumpus. Writers from Sheila Heti to Annie Dillard are part of an excellent collection of essays on life (the real thing, not the game or the cereal) over at The Electric Typewriter. George R.R. Martin explained to Entertainment Weekly the Scottish inspiration for the bloodiest loss of life we’ve ever witnessed on HBO. Lastly, check out the best ode to Han Solo in carbonite that we’ve ever seen, because, reasons.