Free writing can get some of the crap out of your head. I do the “morning pages” process outlined by Julia Cameron, but I do it at 750words.com. And what I mean by that is I have the intention of doing it there, but often I don’t. Since I started this “practice” two years ago, I have done it 35 times. So, I have a ways to go. But I do find it helps, and I did it today!