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.

Happy Feet
May 4th, 2007

Roadshow have aimed the release squarely at the under 15s, but if they ever decide on another release, one for the fans of filmmaking craft wouldn’t go astray. It’d be great to see the technical details behind an incredible project that marshalled several hundred computer technicians alone.

Toast Titanium 10
September 21st, 2009

Another new feature promised was the extraction of short clips from any DVD-Video disc but whether it was a copy protection issue on the discs Desktop tried, we had trouble getting it to work. If you’re a camcorder user, Toast also now comes with the ability to extract and archive AVCHD formatted footage straight from your device.

Chasing God
July 28th, 2005

While Chasing God doesn’t answer any of the questions it poses, it reminds you that they’re questions that we need to ask ourselves whether we’re believers or not.

Forward to the Past
March 1st, 2008

It’s the first ever commercial handheld phone, costing USD$4,000 in 1983, taking 10 hours to charge and with enough memory for — count ’em — 30 phone numbers. Technology that barely replaces a scrap of paper, weighs a hundred times more and costs a fortune? Now that’s cool…

Add Life to your Emails
February 1st, 2003

HTML emails are the darling of commercial operators for several reasons — not only do they look better, it’s easier to track how many people read them. And there’s no reason you can’t send HTML emails to show family photos, portfolio samples to a prospective employer or just to entice people to visit your own website.

BeoSound 6
August 12th, 2009

Considering Bang & Olufsen’s position as a prestige music player vendor it’s surprising we haven’t seen an mp3 player from it. The Beosound 6 is a compact, nine by four centimetre device built with steel instead of plastic or aluminium and with what the company claims is a ‘finer build quality’ than competitors.

More samples…

Ghostbusters – The Ultimate Visual History While you can read any number of stories online about how print ...
February 7th, 2016

Traffic There are plenty of traffic management tools around, traditionally off-the-shelf solutions, but ...
August 1st, 2007

Superhero Movie Just like the movies themselves have become dumber as studios chase the ...
May 16th, 2008

Bento 2 Price: $79 Like a version of Filemaker (Bento's producer) stripped right back to ...
July 1st, 2009

Quark Xpress Passport Edition There was a time when Quark owned the whole industry. On the ...
April 1st, 2004

Inside Out It's the oldest media around, and the only one people talk about ...
November 1st, 2002

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
  • 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