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.


Margaret River
June 1st, 2001

Fanny found herself at the lip of a yawning crater filled with weathered stalactites and fallen boulders, some fifty metres across and plunging thirty metres deep.

Omen, The
June 8th, 2006

For a story about the ultimate evil, it needed to aim much higher than the other horror films around recently, and with such a dry and uninspiring result, the souls of humankind seem safe for the moment.


Jonathan Nix
July 1st, 2004

‘You’ll have to forgive me,’ Jonathan Nix says in a tired voice over the phone, ‘I’m very weary.’ After finishing his latest film literally the day before we talk, he’s due to jump on a plane in mere hours and can’t get his DVD software to work.

P.S. I Love You
December 20th, 2007

It won’t be for everyone, but everyone who sees it will get something out of it. Like 2005’s In Her Shoes, it’s a chick flick that almost perfectly encapsulates so many things about life and all its idiosyncracies.


Festival of German Films 07
April 26th, 2007

The German film industry is indeed making a contribution to world cinema, one festival director Christian Dorsch describes as ‘a discovery trip through the German film landscape’.

The Dark Knight Rises
December 20th, 2011

The clip takes place on a plane and involves a jaw dropping mid-air heist the likes of which we expect from Bond films. It also introduces the menacing and genuinely scary Bane, played by Thomas Hardy.






More samples…

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

Flags of Our Fathers Directed by Clint Eastwood Starring Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, Barry Pepper, Paul Walker, ...
December 19th, 2006

Add Life to your Emails Email and Web surfing have the potential to be seamless together, and ...
February 1st, 2003

The Hollywood Language Barrier As the youngest language in the world, English has triumphed as being ...
December 1st, 2005

WA scientists instrumental in Square Kilometre Array dress rehearsal THE next generation of radio astronomy is getting closer for WA scientists ...
March 29th, 2008

Feral Errol The wild Aussie actor was such a stud, he inspired the phrase: ...
November 13th, 2006


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