Evelyn O’Rourke: “I used to need to be ‘in the zone’ to write before I had children. Now  you just have to grab any bunches of minutes when you can and I actually find I am far more productive now because when I get a chance to sit at the computer I appreciate it so much!” Photograph: Brian McEvoy

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