Hunter S. Thompson could write

From an essay in The Great Shark Hunt (p.201), titled ‘PRESENTING: THE RICHARD NIXON DOLL (OVERHAULED 1968 MODEL)’, originally published in Pageant, 1968:

“At one point I was making notes near the studio door when it suddenly flew open and two of Nixon’s staffers came at me in a very menacing way. ‘What are you writing?’ snapped one.

‘Notes,’ I said.

‘Well, write them on the other side of the room,’ said the other. ‘Don’t stand around this door.’

So I went to the other side of the room and made some more notes about the strange, paranoid behaviour that had puzzled me for the past few days. And then I went back to the Holiday Inn and waited…”