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.


Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
March 6th, 2008

From there it’s a rip roaring ride and belly laughs come thick and fast in a tale of unrequited love, time travel, snarky aliens determined to make off with the most powerful device in the galaxy and the usual characters you love.

Apple 24′ iMac
July 1st, 2008

The fatal flaw in the iMac is that it comes preloaded with Apple’s least impressive operating system yet, Leopard (10.5). Least impressive not only in that many of the components are ill advised (Stacks) or half realised (Time Machine), but that it’s simply buggy. Testing Leopard for our recent review, we experienced more application crashes and similar problems than ever before.


The Host
March 8th, 2007

Even with the political undertones and Alien/Jaws appeal of a unique and eye catching monster, the old scripting axiom is true; the most important aspect to Bong is the characters.

Logic Studio
March 1st, 2008

As a graphic artist, music mixing or composing might be an area you’re just starting to dabble in. If you’ve installed iLife and played with GarageBand, you’re in a good position to move up to Logic Studio.


Saw V
June 4th, 2009

Is it getting boring? Only if you don’t like this sort of thing. It delivers everything a Saw film promises — dank rooms shuttered with steel doors, seemingly innocent people terrified to the point of madness and liberal splatterings of claret.

Australian Pulp
September 1st, 2008

Then, it all stopped virtually overnight. The import restrictions were lifted in 1959 and American pulp magazines and comics flooded the country again, falling out of fashion altogether soon after as TV conquered middle Australia. And with a dire shortage of company records, very little original artwork or text remains.






More samples…

Lullaby New Zealand author Bernard Beckett's biggest strength as an author isn't so ...
May 23rd, 2015

Will the iPad save newspapers? Accompanied by endless media coverage and cues in the streets, Apple's tablet ...
April 9th, 2010

Guru.com We don't often look at web-based services for creative professionals here at ...
May 1st, 2008

Designs on Our Future From Earth Hour to The 11th Hour, concern for the environment is ...
June 1st, 2008

It’s a Knockout Having already hit the shelves as you read these words will be ...
May 1st, 2003

Deja Vu Tony Scott reigns in the celluloid mainlining of Domino and to a ...
July 12th, 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