Fusing the Medium and the Message

Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.

How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.

My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.

I've written over 15 novels, dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.


Real Cancun
July 10th, 2003

What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high school and a film crew offered you a free holiday to the Mexican resort town Cancun for your spring break (the American equivalent of schoolies week at Rotto or the Gold Coast).

Hollywood Hype and the New Critic
September 1st, 2003

Think you saw Jar Jar Binks and Spiderman everywhere from muesli bars to CD-ROM games for months? One day soon even opening night will be too late … they’ll have to make their money back after the first screening.


How Hollywood Murdered the Blockbuster
November 20th, 2015

Blockbuster cinema has morphed into a soulless, clanging gallery of CGI, thin characters and endless marketing tie-ins that just make cynics of us all. When studios invest more in animation software than stories and writers, try to spread the cost by enlisting armies of licensing partners and product placement, no wonder the results are getting blander.

Dell SE 198WFP, Fujitsu Lifebook T2010, iWork 08
January 29th, 2008

Yes there’s novelty in writing on a computer with a stylus or light pen and as nice as it sounds having all your notes on your computer instead of scrawled on paper, we simply react differently to compressed wood pulp.


Laws of Motion
July 1st, 2007

Motion Theory is one of the new breed of companies to capitalise on the creative outsourcing of the digital effects era, comparable to the league Sydney’s Animal Logic launched itself into with the release of George Miller’s Happy Feet .

Atrocitology
November 13th, 2011

Atrocitology is actually a well-organised and quite scholarly work that puts humanity’s shamefully violent history in perspective.






More samples…

American Pie 3: The Wedding Starring: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas ...
August 7th, 2003

The Erotic Engine If you've ever booked a flight online or enjoyed an unexpected upgrade ...
December 20th, 2010

Catch Me if You Can The Film After spending the 70s, 80s and 90s changing the way movies ...
September 1st, 2003

Central Control vital for Buyers Imagine you're sick and tired of cereal for breakfast so you go ...
May 6th, 2003

Kodak Easy Share M820 Digital Photo Frame Just when digital photo frames stopped being exciting comes the new generation ...
October 8th, 2008

OSX — Quark’s Saving Grace? Xpress 6.0 is Quark's first serious update in almost a decade, and ...
April 1st, 2004


Full client and publication list:

  • APC
  • AskMen.com
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • CHUD.com
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo