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.
PDFs Made Easy
March 1st, 2004
US Developer Scansoft has released a single-click solution to recreate a PDF with the world’s most used piece of software — Microsoft Word. PDF Converter is their new productivity tool
October 25th, 2004
To promote the new chipset, NEC have released the E2000 to the reseller’s specifications, and while they’re cheap everywhere else, they’re cheapest in WA at $2,800.
Parallels Desktop 3.0
August 1st, 2008
The key thing to remember here is that Parallels Desktop isn’t some Mac developer’s idea of a few Windows-like functions. It’s simply the platform, and inside it is your fully functioning Windows OS. As such, you’ll enjoy all the application shutdown errors, crashes and font issues exactly as they were intended.
July 1st, 2004
‘Just bullshit.’ That’s how Daniel Gillies, the Kiwi expat actor now living in LA who’s got his biggest break in Spiderman 2, describes Tom Cruise vehicle The Last Samurai.
Movies about Africa — a Top Ten List
September 22nd, 2008
It’s been called everything from the savage continent to the New World. Spread over 30 million square kilometres, it has virtually every landscape and climate, life form and geopolitical society known to humankind. Is there any wonder our fascination with Africa never runs out?
In Search of Mozart
January 25th, 2006
Blame Michael Moore if you like (everybody does, for at least something), but since Bowling for Columbine, docos are hotter than a spa bath full of starlets.
Hear the one about the kiwi bloke and the ewe?
Who hasn't. Black ...
August 16th, 2007
Wanted: The Aussie Larrikin
Within the living memory of many of this magazine's readers, Kingswood Country's ...
January 3rd, 2011
The Legend of the Golden Snail
Graeme Base turns out to be an enigma. A traditional illustrator and ...
January 3rd, 2011
July 2009 Book Reviews
Photoshop CS4 The Missing Manual
As David Pogue's foreword explains, this is the ...
July 1st, 2009
Brian De Palma has had plenty of flops to his name, but ...
January 15th, 2009
Walk on the Wireless Side
The term 'wireless' has different connotations. Over the last ten years as ...
May 1st, 2008