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.


Central Control vital for Buyers
May 6th, 2003

Imagine you’re sick and tired of cereal for breakfast so you go out and buy a shiny new toaster. After three glorious months of hot buttered toast, you notice an identical toaster across the kitchen.

Your Personal Eye in the Sky
March 15th, 2010

But it’s not just the large clear picture of your flight path the iPhone or iPod Touch can provide. Instead of struggling with a complicated remote control unit, you fly the AR Drone merely by tilting your handheld device in the direction you want to go. There are a few basic touchscreen controls like rise, down and rotate, but the accelerometers inside do the rest.


XXX2
April 29th, 2005

What’s the most important thing about a big budget blockbuster? The special effects, of course, and Scott Farrar, Visual Effects Supervisor for XXX2: The Next Level, routinely works alongside the names who bring us the biggest movies in history.

Panasonic VDR-D300 vs Sony Handycam DCR-DVD605E
July 25th, 2006

One of the challenges of the DVD era became a way of returning to those old ways — of recording on a camera and putting the media straight into another player to enjoy.


Gone Baby Gone
November 6th, 2008

From there you expect things to wind down and the movie to end with as much bleakness but as little resolution as Mystic River, but the suckerpunch twist comes into view in a series of new leads on tenuous clues that Patrick follows under his own steam that lead him ever deeper into a seedy underworld.

Hero
November 11th, 2004

And just as The Terminator was perfect for Arnold Schwarzenegger because it called on his to act like a robot, so Jet Li’s extremely limited range of expression and emotion suits the calm and calculating Nameless down to the ground.






More samples…

Sicko As night follows day, an election follows a tax break and no ...
August 9th, 2007

Snow Dogs The Film The uplifting Disney template is applied to another story (originally a ...
May 1st, 2003

Finding Neverland Johnny Depp claimed to be uniquely qualified for the role of Jack ...
February 1st, 2005

December 2008 Movies Quantum of Solace After the cash-hoovering reboot Casino Royale vindicated Daniel Craig as ...
December 5th, 2008

February 2009 Films Pride and Glory We've seen this story before. Films from Joe Carnahan's Narc ...
February 1st, 2009

Outback Coast Region Things to do The diving along Ningaloo Reef is perfectly suited to novices ...
May 1st, 2001


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