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.


Too Soon?
August 27th, 2006

Coverage of September 11 would undoubtedly have set new records in editorial volume, but have you read anywhere that the now 15-year-old bombing in Iraq has resulted in the destruction of ruins and artifacts from the Mesopotamian era — the rise of human civilisation?

Secret Mens’ Business
August 23rd, 2010

Because of the overwhelming number of books targeted at women, it’s tempting to think a female aesthetic takes hold once a book enters the machinery of publishing. After all, women occupy marketing and editorial positions in overwhelming numbers.


Catwoman
September 16th, 2004

You might never have heard the name Angus Strathie, but he recently occupied a position many men in the world would give anything for; as the costume designer for Catwoman.

Drew Goddard
June 25th, 2012

Local distributor Roadshow has announced a limited theatrical release throughout June, but like all horror films, it’s perfect for a beer and pizza video night with a bunch of friends.


The Men Who Invented the Internet
August 28th, 2011

It’s not like the cochlear implant or black box flight recorder. The Internet had a long, varied and occasionally ad hoc genesis, as Drew Turney learns. Befitting the tool that revolutionised human communication in the latter years of the 20th century, the Internet wasn’t the result of a lone, dedicated inventor sitting in a lab […]

Dying Breed
December 3rd, 2008

When the foursome stumble on a small forest town straight out of the 1950s and populated with weirdos (including the obligatory scary kid), they don’t realise there are traditions the locals keep very much alive.






More samples…

Under the Radar It's ironic that the term 'under the radar' could be used to ...
July 31st, 2004

He’s still a country boy The first thing The West wants to ask Bryan Brown is why, ...
April 30th, 2008

Wes Ball No, we hadn't heard much about the thirtysomething director either. He's been ...
October 13th, 2014

Tall Tales & True Who among us isn't familiar with that quintessential Hollywood institution, the sex ...
March 1st, 2005

Homedics iCush What do you get the geek who has everything this Christmas? The ...
December 12th, 2006

The Future of DVD Can the age of the DVD be over already, Drew Turney wonders? ...
October 16th, 2011


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