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.


BlackBerry tries to remain relevant
January 29th, 2012

The first step was RIM’s acquisition of the QNX operating system in 2010, which it selected to drive its foray into the tablet market with 2011’s Playbook tablet, rather than the BBOS operating system that drives Blackberry handsets.

Confessions of a Not So Secret Agent
January 5th, 2010

But it’s with the phrase ‘enough rope’ bubbling up in your mind that you’ll read the first thing he asked Scott (still in Nepal after being rescued only days before) was about the chocolate bars he’d eaten during the ordeal to stay alive. If they were Mars bars, Miller had already brokered a $500,000 from the company to endorse him.


Lego Batman
November 12th, 2008

The familiarity is good but it means the same problems from all the other Lego games are still here, like difficulty judging some distances for jumps, confusing puzzles that needed to be more obvious, etc. But it’s just as addictive searching for secret nooks, crannies and pathways.

Game Changers
March 22nd, 2014

Even if you’re not a gamer, you can’t fail to notice electronic gaming has evolved exponentially since it became mainstream entertainment some time in the 1970s.


Lily Collins
April 16th, 2012

My parents read fairy tales to me every night before bedtime. I grew up in the British countryside so I just ran around the garden pretending there was magic and fairies and I was part of the fairy tale. And Snow White was definitely one of my favourites.

The desktop in your pocket
September 16th, 2011

Steve Jobs’ last innovation to reach the market before leaving Apple might have been moving the computer desktop one step closer to the smartphone interface.






More samples…

Brie Larson She charmed the inside world in 2012 with Short Term 12, but ...
February 7th, 2016

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Ever seen the famous gorilla suit video? It's a famous psychology experiment ...
May 14th, 2013

Seven Psychopaths Look at the poster art for Seven Psychopaths. It not only looks ...
November 5th, 2012

Confessions of a Not So Secret Agent By his own admission in his second tell-all book, Harry M Miller ...
January 5th, 2010

Sony Walkman You can't talk about any personal MP3 player without mentioning the product ...
February 14th, 2006

Smart But Dumb It's been bandied about the science and business worlds a lot over ...
January 1st, 2010


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
  • 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