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.


Can’t Stop the Music
November 1st, 2009

As the basis of a popular Internet comic strip about the perils of using copyrighted material in your project, the nightmarish scenario above might not be completely true. But the twin morals are clear; music is expensive, and music industry lawyers have very deep pockets.

Apple iLife
April 5th, 2005

One area where convergence has become commonplace and successful is software, and as usual, Apple and the other creative marketing technology suppliers led the charge.


Telstra Bigpond Mobile Card
January 16th, 2007

Hardcore field workers will use wireless Internet access a lot more than most of us, and for them a more solid product than Bigpond Wireless is needed.

Arnie’s back
February 3rd, 2013

When I finished politics I started getting offers again and thinking it was great. It wasn’t long before I was saying ‘Jesus, how did I spend every day in Sacramento with these boring people?’ Whatever world you’re in, that’s what you know.


Amazing Grace
March 6th, 2008

Some actors never learn, choosing the same tired roles that let them coast for a decade or so before everyone realises how ridiculous they look. Stallone, Willis, Governator et al, we’re looking at you.

Everybody Loves Rachel
August 31st, 2015

“I liked that she’s still a woman in a man’s world and she likes being a woman,” McAdams says. “She’s not a tomboy and she’s not trying to pretend she’s not feminine, but you know she can play hardball.”






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June 22nd, 2016

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

Windows Vista By now everything you read, hear and watch has been blanketed by ...
February 27th, 2007

The Nines A sly nod to Scientology, David Lynch-inspired mental torture rack or the ...
February 2nd, 2009

The Remains of the Day What should you be doing about remainders in today's bookselling climate? Drew ...
February 1st, 2007

Death, Sex & Money With a title like Death, Sex and Money, any professional or armchair ...
July 1st, 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
  • 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