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.


Breaking into Batman
July 25th, 2012

Maybe it’s the rare dignity surrounding Hathaway, mature and private while her contemporaries stumble out of limos flashing their underwear. She decisively deflects the first question about her personal life – what the character of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises has in common with her – with the words ‘yes, a real respect for mystery’.

Serenity
September 29th, 2005

You’ll love everything you enjoyed about the show made bigger, badder and louder while it keeps the mythology, characters and humour intact. If you’ve never watched or heard of Firefly, you’ll still love Serenity.


Apple Soundtrack
January 3rd, 2004

Of course, the expensive part of producing music is employing a musician, so the lynchpin of Soundtrack (besides being a solid sound editor in the Final Cut Pro tradition) is the disc containing 4000 music clips and sound effects.

Aaron Johnson
September 11th, 2008

Best known for playing a young Ed Norton in 2006 magician drama The Illusionist (opposite his Angus, Thongs co-star Eleanor Tomlinson), his handful of screen credits have been for very different characters.


Dangerous Living
June 25th, 2012

In the old days, all we had was ourselves. We’ve gone out there and rolled cars, set ourselves alight and jumped off buildings. And we knew that if we didn’t have our arse covered we weren’t going to get through.

11.22.63
December 4th, 2011

You might not think Stephen King is the greatest writer in the world, but here’s what he does well, if nothing else. When you pick up 11.22.63 (another doorstop the size of It and The Stand) you might emit a small groan about how long it will probably take to get through it.






More samples…

Samson and Delilah This is the Australian manifestation of the famous William Goldman dictum that ...
November 26th, 2009

Ned Kelly Starring; Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush, Joel Edgerton, Laurence ...
March 27th, 2003

Life You might think you can sum up Keith Richards' life in a ...
November 7th, 2011

Flying High vs Flying High II: The Sequel If you're a fan of the classic early 80's sight gag comedy ...
March 1st, 2003

NEC Versa P600 Whereas the race in desktop PCs is to the top (fitting better ...
February 17th, 2004

Spy Game Popcorn action director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Beverley Hills Cop 2) brings ...
February 1st, 2003


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
  • 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