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.


Ten Canoes
June 1st, 2006

The trials and tribulations of the story within the story infuse the film with warm-hearted humour and a love of storytelling that characterises not just indigenous Australians, but humanity.

Blackwood River Valley
June 1st, 2001

Besides the well-known wineries and apple orchards, pomegranates, chestnuts, quinces, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries and persimmons all flower or grow at different times of the year.


Look Who’s Having Fun
January 13th, 2008

Welcome to the age of the new economist. Most of us still think economics is about money, argued over by fusty old men in the parliaments or banks of the world in their own language about inflation, unemployment and exports.

Disc Manager 100
December 17th, 2008

How much space would 100 CDs or DVDs take on your desk or in your office? While the Disc Manager 100 isn’t a small device, it saves a considerable amount of space if you collect a lot of them.


Apacer AU840 MP3 Player, Driving Licence Success, Palm Treo 500
April 22nd, 2008

The CD offered to install drivers for Windows 98 or something called a setup utility that appeared in some garbled foreign language, therefore unusable. Then we opened Windows Media Player to try and use the inbuilt sync but the software didn’t recognise the player.

DiskWarrior 4.0
December 1st, 2007

Where most directory structure utilities delve into the directories on your disk and retool or ‘clean’ them, DiskWarrior takes a different tack. You simply start up from the install CD and then select the drive you want to index. DiskWarrior reads the entire directory structure of your disk.






More samples…

Battling On Hot on the heels of a resurgence in military books comes the ...
March 1st, 2007

Sony VAIO LA38G We've commented in The West many times about how Sony are a ...
April 10th, 2007

Raising Hell Since Star Wars rewrote the rule book for movie marketing during the ...
February 1st, 2005

Clouds gather in the west as data demand heats up By Christmas 2012, the cloud in Australia will reach a new point ...
August 28th, 2012

BeoSound 6 Price: $900 Considering Bang & Olufsen's position as a prestige music player vendor ...
August 12th, 2009

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence There are a lot of preconceptions with anime. It comes with a ...
December 3rd, 2005


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