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.


Honeymoon Suite
December 1st, 2005

Taking a leaf out of the Apple marketing manual, Adobe is in full steam ahead mode, barely letting us catch our breath over one sweeping upgrade before they roll out the next.

Science tries to make sense of love
July 3rd, 2011

Now that cognitive and neural science is giving us a window into our own inner workings, we might start to see some clues about the age old questions of what love is and how we can make it last.


A New Direction in HR
April 1st, 2002

The last 12 months have been spent repositioning the Department of Training as a recognised trader in knowledge management, and in line with their new focus, they’ve taken some innovative steps to align people skills with the direction of the organisation.

YouTube: An Insider’s Guide to Climbing the Charts
July 1st, 2009

It’s not until Chapter 7; Building Your Audience that the book starts to make good on the promise we interpreted from the title, not expecting shooting advice or a YouTube How-to guide (not that they’ll be unwelcome depending on your skillset). But after awhile it’s evident most of the information is just more technicalities, explaining spambots, listing the cheats and hacks you can employ but telling you why you shouldn’t and sales strategies like Google Adsense.


Former porn star takes on erotica
June 14th, 2013

When The West spoke to her from Paris we weren’t even going to mention the Fifty Shades juggernaut, figuring it would be something she’s talked about a million times. But the book’s about a shy young girl on the cusp of discovering her sexuality with wealthy, powerful lover(s) – sound familiar?

Jonathan Nix
July 1st, 2004

‘You’ll have to forgive me,’ Jonathan Nix says in a tired voice over the phone, ‘I’m very weary.’ After finishing his latest film literally the day before we talk, he’s due to jump on a plane in mere hours and can’t get his DVD software to work.






More samples…

The Man With The Iron Fists Usually in a story about a director, you'd say something about his ...
November 5th, 2012

Logic Studio A Dolby media encoder -- being one of the top of the ...
March 1st, 2008

Death, Sex & Money With a title like Death, Sex and Money, any professional or armchair ...
July 1st, 2007

How To Be a Player Here's two extremes from the world of acting; at one end of ...
December 1st, 2004

License to Print Money Licensing is the ultimate marketing gamble. Aligning your business with a hit ...
September 1st, 2007

QuarkXpress 8 reopens a forgotten chapter in Apple’s history A pivotal name in the history of the Mac nobody wants to ...
October 9th, 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
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo