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.


The Brain that Changes Itself
April 20th, 2008

With neurons and synapses forging new connections and strengthening or discarding old ones, the brain is like the grand staircase in the Harry Potter films, constantly reshifting structure on a microscopic scale. Is it so hard to imagine those changes affecting the macroscopic scale?

Bridging the Digital Divide
July 26th, 2001

The dotcom revolution will go down in history as having lost as many fortunes as it’s made. However, the infrastructure that remains in place for further IT&T development confirms that the public, government and business sector still have enormous faith in its potential as well as associated software and usage technologies.


Cameron Diaz
October 17th, 2009

Tall, blonde, beautiful — what could possibly go wrong? If you’re Cameron Diaz disfigured feet, illiteracy and bad afro hair are just the beginning of what’s she suffered on film. But it’s all in a day’s work, as the star of Richard Kelly’s The Box told Drew Turney.

The Force Is Strong – John Boyega
February 7th, 2016

Little did I know he didn’t have the biggest part in it but he exposed me to all these other characters like Obi-Wan, Anakin, all those guys. Off that I went to watch the originals in the technical [right] order and I was sold.


National Security
January 1st, 2004

But because the extras are already pretty slim, a commentary by one of the stars would have been a welcome addition — maybe because National Security was so hated in the US, they were too embarrassed.

Schwarzenegger’s Last Stand
February 3rd, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger walks into the room with a messy buzzcut at the back, cuts, scrapes and bruises, thuggish costume accoutrements and old, faded tattoos up and down his arms. He certainly doesn’t look like the kind of guy America’s most populous state would elect as their governor.






More samples…

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February 1st, 2005

Larrikin poet a man of his time An Unsentimental Bloke: the Life and Work of CJ Dennis If you were ...
June 9th, 2014

Illustrated Family Doctor, The Written and Directed By Kriv Stenders Starring Samuel Johnson, Colin Friels, Kestie Morassi, ...
March 3rd, 2005

Wah Wah Usually when you ask a filmmaker how they came up with a ...
June 22nd, 2006

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever The Film A useless waste of money, time and explosives masquerading as an ...
September 1st, 2003

Growing into a voice If you are or have ever been married, you know why the ...
April 16th, 2012


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
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • 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
  • SciFiNow
  • 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