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.


The Big Pitch
September 1st, 2003

You’ll rarely hear anyone in advertising or communications (or any field at all for that matter) talk about how easy it is to get clients and how they can afford to throw a bit of money away on a dodgy business practice now and then.

Ghost Town
July 16th, 2009

It’s like a comic Sixth Sense as anti-social dentist Pincus (Gervais, his very Brit sarcasm feeling a little out of his element in a decidedly Sex in the City setting) dies temporarily on the operating table and when he comes back he’s surrounded by the spirits of the dead who want him to help with their various closures.


SuperPen Professional
April 24th, 2007

The product website says the OCR technology is 97% effective based on what it calls ‘standard’ font size average. The SuperPen is most comfortable with very clean serif or san serif fonts of a usual book or magazine size — some bigger headlines we tried failed to translate.

Doing the Hard Yards
August 1st, 2003

A hard drive can go wrong for a whole lot of reasons, and when it does it’s usually cause for the most panic as you’ve potentially lost the only thing on your computer that can’t be replaced — your data.


Dr Plonk
August 30th, 2007

With the styles of acting, comedy, film technique, make-up, lighting and effects that befit the period, it’s almost beside the point to ask whether Dr Plonk is a good movie. It seems just as important to judge the film on the merit of it being an authentic movie.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
January 25th, 2007

Pepper calls it a ‘mentor’ story — a subtext that was buried deeply within a seemingly simple story, often clouded by subplots that don’t seem important involving Mike’s disaffected wife (January Jones) and the emasculated sheriff on Pete’s tail (Dwight Yoakam).






More samples…

Testing the water Funny to think something we're surrounded by is going to be one ...
September 1st, 2005

Making Waves Blonde Ambition Ariel's flowing red hair is as familiar to Disney fans ...
September 3rd, 2013

INQ Price: $249 The 3-branded INQ is a cute and handy little phone with ...
May 27th, 2009

Sudio Brio, Final Cut Studio 2, Sony VAIO VGN-FZ18G, Samsung U3 MP3 Player Sudio Brio $149 Bluetooth phone speakers are becoming as common as mobile phones. This ...
January 15th, 2008

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

House Warming It's not as sexy as the iPad, not as fashion conscious as ...
May 1st, 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
  • 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