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.


XXX2
April 29th, 2005

What’s the most important thing about a big budget blockbuster? The special effects, of course, and Scott Farrar, Visual Effects Supervisor for XXX2: The Next Level, routinely works alongside the names who bring us the biggest movies in history.

Norton Utilities
March 9th, 2004

If you were careless in emptying your trash without being sure what you’d put in it, Unerase was supposed to be your best bet to get your work back, and under system 8 and 9.


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 […]

eBay, Friend or Foe?
April 1st, 2008

In the early days eBay was trendy, using it a geeky badge of honour. It generated its own cultural zeitgeist with stories about auctions of human organs (removed immediately) and red paperclips (traded up until the owner had a house).


Disc storage device can help you get organised
September 20th, 2005

However, if you retrieve data from a large number of discs often, it’s very handy to have them all at your fingertips, and the Stakka is extremely fast and easy to set up and use.

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, NEC Versa P8310, Omnipage Pro 16
February 5th, 2008

OCR technology isn’t new but it’s very underused in today’s world. With the promise of the paperless office now long forgotten, how many times do you wish you had an electronic version of a hard copy document? Enter OCR.






More samples…

PDFs Made Easy Unlock the magic and mysteries of PDF files at the touch of ...
March 1st, 2004

Matrix Revisited, The While she was working on the big budget production of Troy in ...
June 1st, 2004

Sony Walkman You can't talk about any personal MP3 player without mentioning the product ...
February 14th, 2006

Fighting Temptations Director; Jonathan Lynn Starring; Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyonce Knowles. Cuba, Cuba, Cuba. Where did ...
March 11th, 2004

MotoROKR EQ7 Speakers The Motorokr EQ7 is actually a rebranded JBL product, and having reviewed ...
October 15th, 2008

Western Australia Wineries The state's famous Margaret River wine region is one of the finest ...
May 1st, 2001


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