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.


Dopod D810
July 26th, 2007

It does away with phone keys, which are now virtual, activated by the stylus or your finger if you’re nimble enough, so it not only feels more like a web device but it gives you a more engaging experience than you’ll find on most mobiles with data communication.

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for PC
July 1st, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for Windows contains the same components as the Mac version (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Bridge, Version Cue, Stock Photos and Connect. A sticker on the back of the box warns of a known issue with Acrobat under Windows Vista.


Blythe Danner
May 28th, 2012

When it comes to her grandchildrens’ controversial names (Apple, the subject of much media derision following the 2004 birth, and Moses, born 2006), Danner was supportive, telling the media at the time ‘we love unusual names in the family’ and ‘creative people choose creative names and unusual names. I think it’s a great name.’

September 11 Changed Nothing
April 12th, 2003

Remember all the movies that got altered, delayed or canned altogether because of September 11? The fallout from the US terrorist attacks was felt in Hollywood as much as anywhere else.


License to Print Money
September 1st, 2007

With a perception that much licensed publishing product belongs in discount department stores comes a market awareness all booksellers including the big chains have to aware of.

Toshiba NB200
January 13th, 2010

We’ve never been impressed with netbooks at The West, but the Toshiba NB200 is the best we’ve seen. It makes generous use of space to spread the keys out, not just over a wide area but with a little space between each key so typing isn’t the horrible cramped experience it is on similar devices.






More samples…

LogMeIn LogMeIn is a web-based service that offers the same functionality, putting the ...
November 1st, 2007

Tears of the Sun Director: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Tom Skerritt If you're a left-leaning ...
August 14th, 2003

The most written about website in the world Like the Royal Wedding, the Victorian Bushfires and the death of Michael ...
November 28th, 2011

Andrew Traucki The Reef writer/director open up about maintaining tension, inter-species love affairs and ...
April 3rd, 2011

Saw 4 There's lazy horror like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, ...
March 20th, 2008

Blue Water, White Death It's been 30 years since we first heard the iconic bass drift ...
November 1st, 2005


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