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.

February 3rd, 2005

Hoping for a golden trio of festival circuit hits following Election and About Schmidt, Alexander Payne brings us his third magnum opus about the sense of loss and failure inherent in middle age and the elderly.

July 1st, 2007

When you’re small like us, you can’t close your door to your commercial clients and tell them ‘we’re busy with Pirates of the Caribbean 3, come back later’.

Majestic, The
March 1st, 2003

An up and coming Hollywood screenwriter (Carrey) finds himself blacklisted by the McCarthyist commie witch hunts that permeated Hollywood in the 1950s. He crashes his car, loses his memory, and is mistaken for the war hero son of an atypical Capra town.

Die Another Day
December 12th, 2002

When Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity), Harry Tasker (True Lies) and Xander Cane (XXX) were still wearing nappies, the ultimate gentleman spy had racked up forty years of bedding hot Eurobabes, crashing his way out of exploding underground strongholds and using superhuman skills to vanquish despotic villains.

Lenovo W700ds
January 6th, 2010

Pitched as a mobile workstation for graphics professionals, the Lenovo W700ds is a huge, heavy, feature rich beast with specifications to match — the question is whether any of them are worth the large asking price.

Your Bookstore.com
March 1st, 2005

Look at your business — everything from your customers and the kind you’d like to have to your place in the market — and when you next ask yourself ‘should I sell books online?’ the answer will be clear.

More samples…

A Renewed Assault After decades of trying, Apple finally broke out of its small, pro-user ...
December 1st, 2005

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps After rapidly fading careers in genres that weren't their natural home, all ...
September 20th, 2010

Guillermo Del Toro Guillermo Del Toro has too much to do. The Mexican wunderkind has been ...
January 2nd, 2013

MotoROKR EQ7 Speakers The Motorokr EQ7 is actually a rebranded JBL product, and having reviewed ...
October 15th, 2008

Zoë Bell She's a stuntwoman, an actress and now a producer... Is there anything ...
January 5th, 2014

Porn’s place in history laid bare Have you booked a flight or done some Christmas shopping online this ...
January 30th, 2011

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