So how did I stop writing like a snail and more like Usain Bolt? . like to ask, “ How long does it take you to write up a word piece and what. How much time it should take you to write an article? There are two So a word article should take you about to 2 hours. A word. Write a first draft, this should take about an hour. Write long, if you have to - in other words, don't stop yourself at Make sure you go past.