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.

Warwick Saint
January 1st, 2007

"In the 80s, before Photoshop.” he continues, outlining the creative challenge facing artists who — in his words — want to be remembered, "you could probably have a few techniques to build your career on.

3G NetConnect Card
October 15th, 2006

Once you’re connected, you operate just as if you had a network cable or modem plugged in — The West tested the connection speed and strength using the web, email and file transfer via FTP.

Big Fish
March 1st, 2004

Casting off the dark shadow of Planet of the Apes, Tim Burton returns to the cinematic style he loves best — every scene and word of dialogue is larger than life, and an old fashioned tale is more important than getting it right.

War of the Worlds
April 1st, 2008

You’re a PC or a Mac user, seldom both. As such, you’re almost certain to champion the OS you know, and such subjectivity is redundant. However, technically the Mac is a more enclosed environment. There’s more certainty that if you’re comfortable in the Mac OS, tasks will be more intuitive.

The Future Files
April 1st, 2008

You only have to look at a sentence like ‘Customisation [sic] encourages experimentation, which drives innovation’ to understand the market Watson thinks he’s speaking to, where business doublespeak usurps common English. Thankfully it has much broader appeal.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0
January 1st, 2007

Sure, it might not be designed to handle an incoming 4Gb of fonts, but plenty of publishing houses have libraries that size, and nobody — least of all layout artists on deadlines — has time for prima donna software.

More samples…

Lego Batman Like Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones before it, Lego Batman ...
November 12th, 2008

Catwoman Catwoman Directed by: Pitof Starring; Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson. You might ...
September 16th, 2004

Sex and Death 101 Not a bad idea, this self-described black comedy depicts a man (Simon ...
April 3rd, 2008

VoIP Handbook It's the biggest change to the telephone in a century. Voice over ...
June 6th, 2007

My acting is just for fun, says Berg 'When people meet me they try to remember if they went to ...
March 15th, 2005

Blythe Danner Actress Blythe Danner has been around long enough to have ...
May 28th, 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