What are your reading? Let it bleed a bit into your writing.
When you run across a phrase or word you love, write it down.
Then when you get stuck in your own writing, try collaging in a random phrase or word.
I keep some of the beat poets handy for this. But I also find echoes to play with in books on writing or painting. Novels too. And non-fiction. Everything.
You’ll be surprised how much fun this is.
It can take your story, essay, or memoir in whole new directions.
That’s the fun of it.
Experimenting and exploring.
I dare you.