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.


Training Day
November 1st, 2007

The second thing to look for is people who’ve been there. Almost all the training providers Desktop spoke to for this article assured us their lecturers and teachers have industry experience, so the fact that it seems to be standard is be a good thing.

Pan’s Labyrinth
January 18th, 2007

For all the fantastical elements, the war story ironically has the most emotional heft; hinging it on a few good costumes and sets feels throwaway.


Why you are your best cyber security
May 20th, 2014

Unfortunately, the most robust security infrastructure in the world can’t change user behaviour. “I don’t see any sign people are better with their passwords,” says Symantec’s US security response director Kevin Haley. “There needs to be a technology solution because people don’t change.”

Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary
June 19th, 2008

To say it’s about the aftermath of a robbery gone wrong is like saying Chinatown is a detective thriller or Star Wars a movie about aliens.


AccountsEdge
October 1st, 2007

MYOB advises moving up to one of their heavier duty packages for employees of 200 or more, but you can still input every conceivable incoming and outgoing dollar from your company into AccountsEdge and generate a dizzying array of endlessly tweakable reports on it.

Matthew McConaughey
December 17th, 2014

When the world was getting interested in McConaughey again he delivered the sucker-punch of Dallas Buyers Club, winning an Oscar and making us forget his days of leaning against Kate Bosworth, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez on posters flashing his trademark smirk.






More samples…

JCVD Mike Tyson is doing it right now in a documentary, but Jean ...
July 16th, 2009

Naked apes SOMETIME AFTER WE SPLIT from our joint chimp-man ancestor, early humans ...
July 25th, 2012

Canon PIXMA MX850i, Logitech MX5500, Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 Price: $39.95 (US) Partitioning is a bit out of the ...
May 13th, 2008

The Conflict French philosopher Elisabeth Badinter thinks society's expectations on mothers are as unrealistic ...
March 19th, 2012

Toshiba Portege R400 Tablet PCs are still trying to make inroads into the market. Somebody ...
May 21st, 2007

Online censorship thwarted You might not have heard it, but just a few weeks back ...
May 5th, 2012


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
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo