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.


Art of War, The
August 1st, 2003

In the early days of the War on Terrorism, US government officials toured the big end of Hollywood ‘advising’ on how to make films more patriotic and how they could help combat America’s favourite new evil.

Manual of Love
May 4th, 2006

Forget everything you know about lives colliding from Hollywood thrillers. There are no plane crashes, hit-and-runs or heart transplants. We leave each star-crossed couple and move on to the next at holiday resort theatre performance and minor traffic infringements with all the subtlety of chaos theory.


Apple TV
February 1st, 2009

The on-screen menu interface is a simple two-column affair that’s intuitive to get around, and it’s good fun navigating through to your own playlists and video content. But the real magic is that, as it’s synched to your iTunes library, you can download movies or TV from the iTunes store through your own account.

Blackberry 8520
January 27th, 2010

But after a few forgettable models where the Blackberry’s distinctive design lost its way, the 8520 is back on track with the familiar layout, comfortable size and a miniature trackpad that makes getting around easy.


Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
October 23rd, 2007

If you spend most of your day using Microsoft Office, it’s well worth upgrading to Office 2007, and the Ultimate version will have everything you need and more, the $1,000 price tag more than paying for itself in productivity.

[Rec]
July 20th, 2009

That’s all changing as Hollywood attempts to court the YouTube generation, viewers who speak the a single camera and a single point of view. Cloverfield made a loud splash despite dismissive tags like Blairzilla, and [Rec] has hardly hit cinemas as the US remake faithfully brings up the rear.






More samples…

Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary Has there been a more auspicious arrival on the Hollywood stage in ...
June 19th, 2008

MacBook Pro Price: $2,399 If it's been awhile since you looked at a new Mac, ...
October 1st, 2009

Game Hunter Strange name, familiar face. Drew Turney targets Timothy Olyphant. "You're catching me at ...
September 1st, 2007

License to Drive You have to be mobile but you have to keep your data ...
July 1st, 2008

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0 With its nearest competitor now under its own roof, can Extensis produce ...
January 1st, 2007

Time for Jai Bit by bit it's been coming, but with Suicide Squad, Australia’s Jai ...
August 30th, 2016


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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