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.


Romance & Cigarettes
March 6th, 2008

If you believe a hot firecracker like Kate Winslet (sample dialogue delivered in her cockney lilt; ‘I want your finger up my ____hole right now’) can be sexually attracted to a balding, heavyset fifty-something like Tony Soprano, maybe you’ll get something out of this film.

The Notorious Bettie Page
September 1st, 2007

But here’s the most interesting thing about the movie; there’s hardly a word of swearing (in fact, Bettie scolds a colleague for the language in a bawdy song), no blood, no violence, hardly even a raised voice, yet the film’s rated MA. Have we really come so far in 50 years?


Griffin iTrip
October 12th, 2004

And honestly, if controlling your iPod right through the steering wheel of your 3 Series, X3 and X5 SAV or Z4 Roadster BMW isn’t the coolest iPod accessory in the world, then the world truly is run by Bill Gates.

S.W.A.T.
November 27th, 2003

It’s so general the story does little to tie the characters to anything like a real SWAT unit — apart from the costumes and big trucks, they could be any superhero movie cops from the last thirty years.


Superhero Movie
May 16th, 2008

The breakout work of the genre, 1980’s Airplane/Flying High, was the mother lode of parody comedies, with both visual and scripting jokes flying at a pace you could hardly keep pace with.

Sonim XP1
February 1st, 2009

It’s shock resistant, water resistant, virtually scratch proof and the press release that accompanied it told us it had been shot with Glock and Remington firearms, put in an oven, strapped to a rocket, used as a hockey puck and a hammer, kicked, dragged behind a boat and driven over by a multi-ton truck.






More samples…

Biting the Big Apple One of the enduring themes of literature is the rags-to-riches (and back ...
November 1st, 2008

Web Development Industry Group On a freezing night in June 2002, a web developer sat at ...
August 1st, 2004

Lonely Hearts Why some movies go straight to DVD is a mystery. Sure, it's ...
January 11th, 2008

Tom Hardy Which was your favourite of the original trilogy? I'd probably say Mad Max ...
May 23rd, 2015

Wackness, The Too Sundance-ey If you've seen Little Miss Sunshine, Running With Scissors and ...
May 28th, 2009

WhoseTube? Two geeks toiling away on the web's Next Big Thing is a ...
May 1st, 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
  • 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
  • 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