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.


02 Xda Atom
May 2nd, 2006

You’re either going to be a young professional who already has a battery of requisite digital devices or a teenager without the means to shell out the $1,200 for it.

Samsung U900
February 1st, 2009

What’s more — as many who were sucked into buying an iPod because of the capability to play movies have discovered — watching content designed for a TV or computer monitor on a 3.5 by 4.5 centimetre screen makes for an eye-straining experience even without the bad artefacting of a heavily compressed download.


Blaze HDTV Tuner, Compare Office, CorelDAW Suite X4, Canon IXUS 80IS
August 21st, 2008

It asks you during installation if you want to associate all your usual Microsoft Office file formats with Compare Office, meaning you’ll be opening .doc and .xls files in it instead of Microsoft’s version, but that’s a handy addition if you want to avoid Microsoft Office and simply use an alternative.

Tall Tales & True
March 1st, 2005

It’s the themes of acceptance, being an outsider, and the struggle to reconcile ones ambitions with ones abilities that’s the subject of writer director Janet Merewether’s latest film, Jabe Babe; A Heightened Life.


Ed Burns
January 29th, 2012

Ed Burns playing a cop – haven’t we seen that before? Many times in fact, but as the refreshingly honest and effusive co-star of Man on a Ledge explains, acting jobs are a means to a much more fulfilling end for him.

Pan’s Labyrinth
January 18th, 2007

For all the fantastical elements, the war story ironically has the most emotional heft; hinging it on a few good costumes and sets feels throwaway.






More samples…

Omnipage Pro 16 Omnipage Pro 16 is an OCR tool, and if you haven't looked ...
April 12th, 2008

Michael Biehn After sitting of top of the world thanks to the pivotal dramatic ...
January 29th, 2012

Call for better privacy protection in the cloud It might be easy to click "I agree" on the bottom of ...
December 15th, 2013

Ahead of the Game The movie marketeers are at it again, trying to stay one step ...
March 3rd, 2004

Logitech S520 Keyboard Price: $129.95 Previous Logitech keyboard and mouse combos were expensive, but the vendor ...
July 8th, 2009

Matrix: Reloaded For Neo, Morpheus and Trinity, the Matrix is a dangerous place where ...
May 1st, 2003


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