Not sure if this is one of those things that you will simply read and say "Uhduhhhhhh!!!" like this: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/fWkxvIaKsFU/hqdefault.jpg
But if you have forgotten, or simply didn't think of this, a good idea when working on any kind of writing whether it be creative or something informative is to look(or gaze) at a thesaurus to come up with some new(more cutting-edge) words. If you find yourself overusing(piling on) a specific word/phrase or want to come up with a less boring(trite) word or phrase that means the same thing, just(simply) type the word into an online thesaurus for ideas(suggestions). I do this and nothing but good usually comes from it. Usually.
See(detect) what I did there?
(Just trying to be funny, probably with mixed results. But I find this tip to be rather useful myself and felt like sharing)