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
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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.
Visual Asset Protection
March 28th, 2006
Answering that question was half the journey towards bringing the market a user-friendly security system. The other half was adopting the plug-and-play model of computer peripherals, where there’s no installation besides just plugging the device in.
The Dark Knight
July 15th, 2008
By treating his characters and the subject seriously it becomes his Empire Strikes Back ? a movie that in every way builds on and surpasses its formidable predecessor, revealing a filmmaker in full maturity.
Dragon software gives users more freedom
September 26th, 2006
Among the best known brands in the field, Dragon Naturally Speaking has delivered a quality solution for several years, and with an engine that responded surprisingly fast to a user’s voice, there seemed few improvements to make.
March 1st, 2003
In the late eighties it was the Vietnam War getting plundered for stories of different incidents or angles, each more graphic and ‘realistic’ than the last. Since Saving Private Ryan, everything from Thin Red Line to Band of Brothers has given us easily packaged doses of heroic WWII feats.
August 30th, 2007
Outraged, Grace convinces her father to leave her there with enough of his muscle to free the slaves. She sets about creating a just society on the plantation — drawing up legal documents to entitle equal ownership of the enterprise, enslaving the white family in revenge and educating everyone about the principles of democracy.
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook
April 15th, 2009
In Australia, Vodafone are giving it away if you sign up for their 2 year, $59.95 mobile broadband plan, and after slotting the SIM card underneath the Inspiron’s battery we realised the Vodafone network had come of age, giving us speeds of up to 1.5Mbps in the Perth suburbs.
Letters From Iwo Jima
As a species, we have a love/hate relationship to war. As risen ...
February 22nd, 2007
Optical Character Recognition is an under-appreciated technology. From its earliest manifestation in ...
April 24th, 2007
A companion piece to his son Nic's memoir Tweak, Beautiful Boy is ...
May 24th, 2008
There's lazy horror like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, ...
March 20th, 2008
Point of view has always been pivotal to literature. Knowing more than ...
July 20th, 2009
Part film noir, part biopic, director Allan Coulter recreates the glamour years ...
July 12th, 2007