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.

Warwick Saint
January 1st, 2007

"In the 80s, before Photoshop.” he continues, outlining the creative challenge facing artists who — in his words — want to be remembered, "you could probably have a few techniques to build your career on.

Cool For Cats
September 1st, 2005

The graphics technology that causes a little water ripple when you drag a widget to the live area to turn it on is beautiful — if you have the graphics card to handle it (most systems older than the original G5 don’t).

Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate
October 29th, 2008

There’s a massive raft of new features and free templates and plug-ins, but some of the major ones fall down by appearing in their natural state (ie not as a native part of the Pinnacle software) so you have a new learning curve for every one. If you’re taking the step up to editing video for HD however, it’s a good choice.

Wired Brown Land
April 1st, 2009

Thankfully it’s a fascinating, well-written hatchet job from a knowledgeable, well-placed industry figure, and Fletcher is not only completely right about Telstra but convincingly outlines the challenges and opportunities facing both Australians and our telcos.

March 10th, 2005

Some members of the sleek and stylish VAIO family from Sony are guilty of this transgression, but they seem to have found a happy medium with the S28GP.

Bad Education
March 31st, 2005

Any mention that you didn’t like one of his films and you’re likely to get more than member of the black turtleneck and latte set scoffing down their noses at you ‘You wouldn’t understand’.

More samples…

Inside Man Directed by Spike Lee Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, ...
March 30th, 2006

Romance & Cigarettes This film sat finished on studio shelves for a couple of years ...
March 6th, 2008

Adobe Audition 3 You've got to love Adobe's new marketing, giving all their products little ...
May 1st, 2008

Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid Director: Dwight Little Cast: Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Nicholas Gonzalez, Eugene ...
November 1st, 2004

Screw Lightbulbs We have the beaches, the lifestyle, the great climate and a host ...
April 16th, 2010

Rick Baker Old make-up effects artists never die... but plenty of their ...
May 28th, 2012

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
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo