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.


Just My Type
December 20th, 2010

Even if you’re not a designer or font tragic (one German typographer claims he looks at type the way most men look at womens’ bottoms), Just My Type is far more gripping, fascinating and funny than you might believe. The devices, anecdotes and trivia Garfield uses to tell them make the book a unique pleasure to read.

Sony DR-BT22iK, NEC Versa S9100-VB, SonyEricsson W890i
June 3rd, 2008

They’re not quite snug enough to take jogging and the sound isn’t the best quality — not nearly as rich as that of a normal pair of iPod earbuds. At this stage, they’re an early adopter’s toy.


HTC Touch Dual, iMac, Folder Synchronizer X
April 1st, 2008

For such a large computer, it may have been a better idea to put the USB and Firewire ports on the side rather than the back. Most of us have more than three USB devices nowadays and you’ll find yourself constantly turning it around to swap cables, but the 2.8GHz chip and 2GB of Ram really performed, chewing through heavy tasks with gusto.

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
May 1st, 2008

Keeping with the user-friendliness, it’s also Mac compatible. Depending on which system you plug it into, it contains the software to automatically back up your stuff on both, prompting you to install the relevant software when you first connect.


Victoria Thaine
June 24th, 2013

Since then she’s been a fairly constant fixture on Australian screens both big and small. She had a leading role in 2006s The Caterpillar Wish – a dreamy, autumnal tale of a girl searching for her heritage, and provided able support in Brisbane-set young love story 48 Shades and the ace Aussie slasher The Loved Ones.

Guru.com
May 1st, 2008

Post the task, set a budget and sit back to let it happen. We’ve posted tasks in audio transcription and HTML, and it’s rare not to have at least ten bids within only a few days. Many are from the US, a handful are from Australia, and the rest are scattered across the world.






More samples…

Why you are your best cyber security In case you've been living under a rock, online security is back ...
May 20th, 2014

Inside Man Directed by Spike Lee Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, ...
March 30th, 2006

The new Johnny Depp film Transcendence is not just sci-fi fantasy It's been the stuff of sci-fi dreams for generations. Escape the fragile ...
May 20th, 2014

Michael Clayton Michael Clayton sits firmly in the centre of Clooney's 'message' and 'fun' ...
March 6th, 2008

Click As the most established killer app on the web, search engines generally ...
December 1st, 2009

Napoleon Dynamite Directed by Jared Hess Starring John Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez. When ...
November 11th, 2004


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo