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.


Paranormality
October 16th, 2011

The style is lively and engaging, but the biggest surprise is how funny it is, with more laugh-out-loud lines than you ever thought you’d read in a book about psychology (other than that did you enjoy the play, Mrs Lincoln?’).

Exils
January 13th, 2005

Considering that while Australia and the US were still populated by indigents who hadn’t changed their way of life since prehistory, the warring tribes of Europe had settled themselves into more or less their current form more than five hundred years ago.


Time for Jai
August 30th, 2016

The 30 year old who shakes your hand warmly is nothing like a ‘throwback’, as Australians have snobbishly been described in a recent profile on his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. Courtney has the air of someone who belongs. He’s urbane, focused and – when he starts to talk – still unmistakably Australian.

Flags of Our Fathers
December 19th, 2006

As well the opportunity to get some tips from one of the credible authorities of World War II in the movies, the former Man With No Name has crafted a piece of cinema to stand up there with Spielberg’s most powerful efforts.


Online censorship thwarted
May 5th, 2012

“It would have set freedom of speech and imagination back by decades,” says Smashwords CEO Mark Coker. “It would have jeopardised the ability to publish and sell mainstream fiction.” On February 18, the company, which enables authors to self publish their own ebooks and provides the platform for readers to discover and buy them, received a chilling missive from Paypal.

Gadgets to grab your attention
January 18th, 2010

Apple’s long-rumoured tablet, the Google mobile, the rise of ereaders and 3D in the home will be among the technologies vying for your money this year. 2009 saw the continued rise of new movements in the digital sphere and the name of the game will be convergence, with new gadgets that do many more tasks than old generation tools.






More samples…

Unleashed Directed by Louis Leterrier Starring; Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon Jet ...
August 18th, 2005

Ten Canoes With a history longer than most other cultures on Earth, it's a ...
June 1st, 2006

Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate There's a new generation of DIY video editors starting to appear with ...
October 29th, 2008

Look Both Ways Written & Directed By Sarah Watt Starring William McInnes, Justine Clarke, Anthony Hayes, ...
August 18th, 2005

Star Trek Of the two big space opera properties of the late 20th century, ...
May 7th, 2009

The X Files: I Want to Believe Witness a cultural institution long past its prime. Was anybody still watching ...
January 15th, 2009


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
  • Film Stories
  • 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