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.


The Conflict
March 19th, 2012

Elisabeth Badinter thinks society’s expectations on mothers are as unrealistic as our expectations on women to live up to the picture of perfection. The Conflict is her manifesto on how motherhood has become hallowed ground in contemporary society and the model mother is an ideal no woman can hope to reach.

Bradley Cooper
January 27th, 2015

If you look at Clint’s canon about the different stages of the man it’s almost that this character is William Money prior to when we meet him in Unforgiven. His wife has since died and he’s taking care of their kids. So we saw a lot of similarities.


Fact Finders
March 19th, 2012

When we’re told book publishing is at a constant state of near bankruptcy, it’s an interesting move for any company to publish a book dedicated to a completely digital pursuit

Head in the Clouds
June 2nd, 2005

While individual scenes are beautifully textured, well written and acted by very competent leads, the film as a whole feels a bit on the long side — although it’s never boring.


Macbook Air, Sony DVPFX720W, HP C6280
February 12th, 2008

if you’re really that much of a technophobe, it comes with a remote control that behaves no differently than that of your living room DVD player. The jury’s still out on watching movies on such small screens (7 inches in this case), but if it’s the future this is a user-friendly first step.

Guy Thing, A
August 30th, 2003

Here’s the thing, guys: your trailer sucks. It makes your movie sounds like another of those dull, by-the-numbers Generation X romantic comedies in the sanitary How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days mould.






More samples…

West Wing, The: Season One Every once in a while a TV show comes along that presents ...
August 1st, 2002

Fans on a Plane Around four months ago, a buzz arose on the Internet about a ...
September 3rd, 2006

What Came Between The theme of emotional fracture is kicked off as a married couple ...
August 1st, 2009

Ghost Writer In all human history, there's perhaps never been a more enduring popular ...
November 13th, 2011

Point of Sale Systems What's the one thing you never have enough of when you run ...
June 1st, 2003

Michael Bay He's everything film critics hate about Hollywood but still delivers hit after ...
June 28th, 2007


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
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo