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.

Shake Hands with the Devil
February 15th, 2007

With considerably more bitterness, guilt, regret and demons to face down than many of us ever have to deal with, Dallaire travels the country, from his UN compound to the local Belgian army barracks, seeing people he knew and monuments to those he knew, trying to make sense out of it all.

Miami Vice
August 3rd, 2006

Everything about it screamed ‘1980s’ – from the gaudy neon hues of the titular city to the slip-on scuffs, Ferrari Testarossa and outfits that would get the shit kicked out of you.

January 14th, 2010

A brutal soldier not proud of his deeds mistreats a farming family who offers them lodgings when he suspects the man was an enemy sympathiser. After killing him the brothers lock his young daughter in a dark underground cellar and leave her.

World Trade Centre
October 12th, 2006

Although it’s stylistically powerful, what’s ironic is that given the subject matter, World Trade Center would have been a worthier tribute with a less heavy-handed, manipulative approach.

September 6th, 2007

But surely working for the world’s best animation studio must be more than that — what about impromptu games of nerf soccer or World of Warcraft? What’s the real secret?

March 2009 Movies
March 1st, 2009

Two Fists One Heart has several unwitting nods to Rocky, and not just because it’s a boxing movie. Where the Italian Stallion is trying to be a champ, young Perth boy Anthony (Amalm) is trying to be a champ to his terminally angry and demanding boxing trainer dad (Fantastachini) and grow out of his long shadow at the same time.

More samples…

Quest To Extend Smartphone Stamina While clear screens, faster processors and millions of apps are the selling ...
April 6th, 2013

Closer Directed By Mike Nichols Starring Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen. There's ...
January 28th, 2005

Elliot reaps His Crop For someone whose whole life reads like a novel, it's only fitting ...
August 29th, 2004

Alex Winter Mention the name Alex Winter to most people and they'll smile and ...
July 4th, 2013

Apple Without Jobs? It's said when the US economy sneezes, the rest of the world ...
October 23rd, 2008

Comic book guys Mention the words 'comic book' to ten different people and you'll get ...
December 20th, 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
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo