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.

Growing into a voice
April 16th, 2012

They’re novels, they’re fiction. I guess it’s hard for people to believe because I’m really interested in writing honestly and writing the truth. That’s the way I connect with readers. It may not necessarily be my truth but it’s some person’s truth. When you write in the second person there’s a distancing effect but also an intimacy, so you feel like you’re getting inside someone’s head.

Duma Key
March 16th, 2008

Without warning, Freemantle is inspired to sketch and paint the endless Gulf of Mexico that stretches away in front of his rented house, then finds himself inserting abstract objects into his work from memories of his accident, family, and unexplained objects that you just know are sinister.

March 2nd, 2006

At times ludicrous, mostly sloppily structured and wholly repetitive, Rent might make you one of those in the audience asking yourself why these layabouts don’t stop singing about being poverty-stricken artists and just go and get jobs

Slacker Uprising
August 1st, 2009

It doesn’t feel like a Michael Moore movie, with little of his cult-of-personality showboating. There are several ultimately pointless musical acts and it gets a little repetitive, but the editing manages to generate a sense of slowly building hope which history reminds us wasn’t enough to spare us from Bush’s second term.

Fans on a Plane
September 3rd, 2006

Movie buffs hanging around in online forums got so excited at the possibilities, New Line pulled director David R Ellis and star Samuel L Jackson back in to beef up the thrills, language and violence.

Snow Dogs
May 1st, 2003

Non Disney fans know better than to watch a Disney film, so don’t watch it without being prepared to stomach the requisite swelling music, popcorn-Capra ending and inanely simplistic morals. Likewise, the extras are only if the movie interests you.

More samples…

Telstra Bigpond Movies, Fujitsu U1010, Motorola H710 Fujitsu U1010 Price: $1,999 The Fujitsu Lifebook U1010 is the crossroads between the ultramobile ...
May 27th, 2008

Drive-by Downloads Sounds like web-based gang warfare… Not quite, but the principle of being in ...
April 5th, 2008

Maxon Cinema 4D 11 $6,732 (Studio Bundle) Exactly what 3D/animation applications can do is one of design's ...
March 1st, 2009

Victoria Thaine Then 25-year-old actress Victoria Thaine must have thought all her Christmases had ...
June 24th, 2013

Tears of the Sun Director: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Tom Skerritt If you're a left-leaning ...
August 14th, 2003

Arabian Plights Anyone can tell you the Middle East is a political quagmire. What ...
March 1st, 2009

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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • 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
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • 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
  • Post Magazine
  • 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