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.

March 18th, 2004

When a big payday comes in the form of an offer from an old friend and CEO of a generic Big and Bad Corporation (Eckhart), it’ll set him up for life but cost him three years.

A Scanner Darkly
December 19th, 2006

The big studios have never been shy about transplanting the best ideas from literature into movies, but it’s almost as if they’ve gone out of their way to turn Dick’s stories into uninspiring dross.

One Hour Photo
January 30th, 2003

If someone had told us any time throughout the eighties and nineties that Robin Williams could be a psychotic killer (like he was in Insomnia), we’d laugh like you’d told us the dorky English guy from Remington Steele would make a decent James Bond.

Event Horizon
April 1st, 2009

Douglas Adams pre-empted the existence of portable devices carrying vast amounts of data by publishing The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy in 1979, beating the Apple Newton — the world’s first PDA – into the world by 13 years.

June 28th, 2007

There are people who go to the movies for the sort of thrills you imagine when you used to play with your Transformers or Star Wars figures. So does Michael Bay, and he gets $145m to play with. Don’t expect any more than that, but expect a lot of it.

What the Butler Saw
May 14th, 2013

he’s even less forthcoming on the subject of a rumoured affair with co-star Jessica Biel while filming Playing For Keeps in Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a popular story, with ‘a source close to’ the star saying he considers Biel the one that got away, regretting the way he treated her by running scared when she wanted something more serious.

More samples…

Streamlining the Information Flow The same limitation affects everything when you're talking about the Internet. It ...
February 7th, 2002

Girl Next Door Directed by: Luke Greenfield Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar A ...
September 2nd, 2004

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Directed by Tim Burton Starring; Johnny Depp, Freddy Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah ...
September 1st, 2005

Call it Multimedia… With Hollywood again mining the world of fantasy literature, 2007 looks like ...
April 1st, 2007

Got Game? Have a great game idea but don't own a multimillion-dollar game studio? ...
March 1st, 2008

Stone This cult classic of bad hair, bikie gangs and their molls, drugs ...
June 12th, 2008

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