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.


Home Song Stories
August 23rd, 2007

Yes, conflict is the basis for all drama, but there’s almost a dramatic subgenre of films depicting people living through the worst possible abuse or circumstances that attract critical kudos almost by default.

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).


Apple iPhone
July 22nd, 2008

Like most Apple products, the iPhone is certainly the future and will undoubtedly drive technology to try and catch up. It’s no fault of the device that some aspects of the technology are too far behind — it’s up to Australian carriers and the broadband infrastructure to let it realise its full potential.

E’nfant Terrible
December 1st, 2007

But what’s great about these kind of jobs from an acting perspective is that you don’t have to do too much for the character because it’s his actions that define him. So the fun is all the other stuff in between — trying to find other angles to look at instead of falling into those clich√©s.


Artificial Intelligence In Movies
February 14th, 2014

Ever heard of The Uncanny Valley? It’s that strange zone where a facsimile of a human being gets close enough to a real one to almost trick us… except for something missing we can’t put our finger on, from the lack of a ‘human’ spark in the eyes to the way the gait is just a little stiff.

Games set big agenda
November 20th, 2012

Australia is making a disproportionately large impact. Hollywood can’t get enough of our actors and increasingly our directors and screenwriters. When asked if we make as big a splash in gaming, Hutchinson says we already have, just not the way you think






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The End of Film The prophets are very vocal as they try to convince us digital's ...
September 1st, 2005

Good night, and Good Luck Directed by George Clooney Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson, ...
December 15th, 2005

The Output Revolution We all know there's a thing called Postscript in the trade of ...
May 1st, 2003

Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers Directed by Peter Jackson Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, ...
December 27th, 2002

Photoshop CS4 The Missing Manual As David Pogue's foreword explains, this is the missing manual because Photoshop ...
July 1st, 2009

Blaze HDTV Tuner, Compare Office, CorelDAW Suite X4, Canon IXUS 80IS Blaze HDTV Tuner Price: $99.95 It's likely we'll all be watching TV either on ...
August 21st, 2008


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