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.


Quark Xpress 6.0
March 9th, 2004

A very long time coming, Quark finally get with the program (Mac OSX) and not only give millions a reason to finally upgrade to Apple’s chrome-plated OS, but give graphic designers the first serious update in almost a decade.

Especially For You
October 1st, 2009

The public might hate such 1984-like practices but consumer profiling’s a gold mine to marketers. VDP is just one of a myriad of technologies that leverage the power of such targeted knowledge because marketing material can be tailored personally for your interests, past buying habits and other demographic information.


It’s All in the Game
September 21st, 2000

BusinessNSW talks to Elizabeth Ball from communicationgame.com about putting professionals in touch with each other.

Aaron Johnson
September 11th, 2008

Best known for playing a young Ed Norton in 2006 magician drama The Illusionist (opposite his Angus, Thongs co-star Eleanor Tomlinson), his handful of screen credits have been for very different characters.


Look Who’s Having Fun
January 13th, 2008

Welcome to the age of the new economist. Most of us still think economics is about money, argued over by fusty old men in the parliaments or banks of the world in their own language about inflation, unemployment and exports.

Canon IXUS Range
July 1st, 2008

The baseline model of the 80IS is (in Canon’s words) ‘destined to capture the hearts of the style conscious’, and comes in a selection of colours reminiscent of early iMac marketing.






More samples…

Producers, The If you needed any more proof that originality is dead in Hollywood, ...
January 12th, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush Directed by Gore Verbinski For ...
September 1st, 2003

Scandalous You might not have heard of Laura Kipnis but she's one of ...
May 15th, 2011

Blacktown Filmmaker Kriv Stenders hasn't had much luck. His only theatrically released film, ...
August 9th, 2007

Freemasons spill secrets The Freemasonry movement enjoyed its most fertile period of public awareness in ...
September 13th, 2010

Bad Education Directed by Pedro Almodovar Starring Gael Garcia Benal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho The ...
March 31st, 2005


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