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.

Wes Ball
October 13th, 2014

No, we hadn’t heard much about the thirtysomething director either. He’s been working in below the line arts like graphics, cinematography and visual effects for over a decade, including directing several shorts.

New technique leads to accidental side effect
June 18th, 2012

Incredibly, with the nerves that used to lead to the patient’s hand now growing into his chest, those muscles became stand-in hands. Hot, cold, sharp, dull and pressure down to a single gram of force can now be ‘felt’ by an extremity that isn’t there any more.

You Can’t Stop the Murders
March 13th, 2003

You’re a comedian with ten years under your belt in what must be the most grueling and thankless of all entertainment formats — standup. You get the chance to do a feature film, released nationally and soon to travel to the mother of all film festivals.

Telstra Bigpond Movies, Fujitsu U1010, Motorola H710
May 27th, 2008

With content distributors falling over themselves to offer a digital download model that works to fight piracy, Telstra should have done far more to ensure their software works with a wider cross-section of system settings instead of stitching it to a single system profile that’s beyond the reach of casual users.

Freemasons spill secrets
September 13th, 2010

“[The Lost Symbol] was bound to stir public interest in Freemasonry,” Levenston told The West. “Instead of taking a defensive position we saw the book as the opportunity to go public. It let us show Freemasonry as open, ethical and keen to engage. The dark conspiracies have only been allowed to flourish because we’ve always been reluctant to talk about the Craft.”

Flags of Our Fathers
December 19th, 2006

As well the opportunity to get some tips from one of the credible authorities of World War II in the movies, the former Man With No Name has crafted a piece of cinema to stand up there with Spielberg’s most powerful efforts.

More samples…

License to Wed There's nothing sadder than a Hollywood giant who's proven himself to successive ...
August 2nd, 2007

Toshiba Portege M400 vs HP Compaq TC4200 Tablets are getting hot. That's what manufacturers would have us believe, anyhow. ...
March 21st, 2006

The Cottage London to Brighton director Paul Andrew Williams brings us Britain's own Texas ...
August 14th, 2008

Faster cloud storage for WA users WA businesses using cloud computing for data storage will enjoy faster speeds ...
September 17th, 2012

Todd Haynes He's not quite cinema's L'Enfant Terrible and he's certainly not prolific, but ...
December 26th, 2007

Treo 680 The direct offspring of Palm's successful Treo 650, the Treo 680 has ...
February 13th, 2007

Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Film Stories
  • 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