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.


Still Riding on the Storm
February 11th, 2012

No matter how serious the subject matter it’s full of dirty jokes, fun poked at himself and the sort of vocabulary Les Norton might wield in real life. Like his on-paper alter ego, it seems there’s plenty of spark in Robert G Barrett yet.

What the Butler Saw
May 14th, 2013

he’s even less forthcoming on the subject of a rumoured affair with co-star Jessica Biel while filming Playing For Keeps in Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a popular story, with ‘a source close to’ the star saying he considers Biel the one that got away, regretting the way he treated her by running scared when she wanted something more serious.


Samsung U900
February 1st, 2009

What’s more — as many who were sucked into buying an iPod because of the capability to play movies have discovered — watching content designed for a TV or computer monitor on a 3.5 by 4.5 centimetre screen makes for an eye-straining experience even without the bad artefacting of a heavily compressed download.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
June 24th, 2009

The plot is a throwaway concern featuring another Macguffin that everybody wants to find. An opening coda explains how the descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons have been on Earth for milennia, hidden among us after having built a huge machine designed to destroy the sun for their power source (no, it makes no sense to us either).


Adobe Web Bundle
January 1st, 2007

If you’re starting your own design studio from scratch or you’re working on software so old it makes sense to upgrade it all at once, Adobe Web Bundle will be the most value for money purchase you’ll make on software this year.

Three X Series, Energi To Go, LogMeIn Pro, NEC Accusync 193WXM
January 8th, 2008

Mobile data for web isn’t new, but complicated pricing has been a barrier to entry for most Australian consumers. X Series is a step in the right direction in that regard, but it’ll remain to be seen if we take to mobile data as wholeheartedly as the Koreans or Japanese.






More samples…

My acting is just for fun, says Berg 'When people meet me they try to remember if they went to ...
March 15th, 2005

Over the Hedge Directed by Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick Starring Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carrell, ...
June 29th, 2006

Blood Work The Film Director/star Clint Eastwood returns to familiar territory -- the detective story ...
July 1st, 2003

House Warming It's not as sexy as the iPad, not as fashion conscious as ...
May 1st, 2010

Dawn of the Dead Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Pfifer, Matt Frewer. Directed by ...
June 10th, 2004

Land of the Dead Written and Directed By George A Romero Starring Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, John ...
August 4th, 2005


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