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.


Cloud Atlas
March 2nd, 2013

Cloud Atlas is as enigmatic as it is beautiful, much like the haunting musical motif The Cloud Atlas Sextet that forms the backbone of the score by Australian composer Johnny Klimek. All the elements (from the music to the running time to each self-contained story having its own visual approach) add up to one thing, which was the philosophy of the whole movie.

Adobe Creative Suite Pro
August 3rd, 2004

Any graphic designer in print or web will tell you Adobe products are an essential part of their toolset. Names like Photoshop and Illustrator rode the shock wave of the desktop publishing explosion and have remained at its crest ever since.


The Take
September 1st, 2005

With the whole American continent south of the Texas/Mexico border decisively out of the news (unless it’s to demonise one of the left-leaning republics as quasi-communists), we can be forgiven in Australia for a case of collective ignorance about conditions in South and Latin America.

Sony VAIO VGNAR18GP Notebook
August 2nd, 2006

Your next purchase of a DVD player or high end DVD laptop will probably be a vote cast between the Sony-backed Blu-ray format and the Toshiba- and NEC-owned HD DVD.


Harry Shearer
January 25th, 2007

He’s not the funniest, most famous or best-looking guy in comedy, but like so few Hollywood actors who can step effortlessly between the arthouse and the multiplex, Shearer inhabits separate worlds.

Brothers in Arms
March 1st, 2009

Castro for one was a skilled propagandist and charismatic orator like totalitarian leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini before him. How can we believe what he or Guevara tell us in their many diaries, manifestos and letters?






More samples…

The Eye in the Sky Has the GPS had its day? And even if good ...
August 28th, 2011

Battling Gravity It might not have the old-school charm of Yoda strapped to Luke ...
March 21st, 2014

OSX — Quark’s Saving Grace? Xpress 6.0 is Quark's first serious update in almost a decade, and ...
April 1st, 2004

The Transposed Mind In the movie Self/Less, Ben Kingsley plays a wealthy industrialist with only ...
November 3rd, 2015

Huey Monitor Colour Correction The Huey is a combination of software and an emission colorimeter that ...
November 1st, 2007

The Sounds of Silence Speech is the most effective and common method we use to connect ...
April 2nd, 2018


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
  • 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
  • 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