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.


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.

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.


Patrick Redux
November 18th, 2013

Of the institutions shaping modern cinema – from superhero tentpole films to CG-animated family romps, just two of the defining crazes are the love of cult movies and the seemingly insatiable thirst to remake them.

Getting blokes reading again
August 5th, 2010

Or it may be broader than that. Maybe guys just love something that ties into another media they already consume. Kids’ action series like Zac Power are big if they have interactivity like websites, and the Top Gear books sell like hotcakes.


Smooch
September 1st, 2003

Western Australia is a funny place. Innovations are coming from several areas and industries that sometimes overshadow the accomplishments of Sydney or Melbourne based practitioners, and not just in areas we think of as distinctly western, like mining.

02 Xphone IIM
January 17th, 2006

It’s up to us as consumers to decide if we want to learn a new interface for each device or if one system is enough for every kind of data we need, whether it’s in gaming, mobile telephony or video playback.






More samples…

Will the iPad save newspapers? Accompanied by endless media coverage and cues in the streets, Apple's tablet ...
April 9th, 2010

Zatoichi Written and Directed By: Takeshi Kitano Starring: Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano ('Beat', as he's ...
September 13th, 2004

Underworld Written and Directed by; Len Wiseman Starring; Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman Underworld was originally ...
January 29th, 2004

Nokia gets down the business with the E61 RRP $749 At half the size of the new crop of ultramobile PCs ...
September 19th, 2006

Spielberg’s Twin After a quarter of a century at the top of the movie ...
January 25th, 2003

Toshiba Portege R400 Notebook Tablet PCs are still trying to make inroads into the market. Somebody ...
July 1st, 2007


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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • 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