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.

Kazaa changes its tune
September 13th, 2005

It was inevitable that — in the age of digital content — high bandwidth access would be both friend and foe to copyright holders; it was an exciting new delivery method but a huge security hole.

Dude, Where’s My Motivation?
March 1st, 2003

Sounding every bit the young American dude from his comic hits (but with a surprising verbosity that betrays a head screwed on straight), Kutcher spins out the premise.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
October 9th, 2003

Yes, it’s another blockbuster. It’s not the most original movie you’ll see this year, it’s an easy-to-digest holiday movie, with no existential dramatic subtext and no pretensions about its purpose.

I’m Not There
December 26th, 2007

Little of it makes sense or is related to other parts of the movie. Each ‘segment’ is told with a different cinematic language and the dialogue that makes most of it up is heavy with incomprehensible subtext much of the time.

Sony Ericsoon P1i, Penny Adams Brain Trainer, Microsoft Office for Mac 8
April 8th, 2008

And in the most contentious change, all Visual Basic macro support has gone, meaning none of the macros you’ve spent the last four years perfecting work any more. You can use Applescript to do the same things (and indeed, have always been able to) but if you don’t know how to program it, tough.

One Hour Photo
March 1st, 2003

After his abrupt about-face in Insomnia, One Hour Photo explores the possibility of Williams as a modern day Dr Crippen fully — sad, lonely, obsessive and chilling. Not since Psycho has a film so successfully conveyed the mind of a madman.

More samples…

Look Both Ways Written & Directed By Sarah Watt Starring William McInnes, Justine Clarke, Anthony Hayes, ...
August 18th, 2005

Secret Mens’ Business We've been hearing it for a generation -- men don't read. Is ...
August 23rd, 2010

Face/Off Nicolas Cage is one the most interesting actors working in cinema today. ...
September 27th, 2007

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever The Film A useless waste of money, time and explosives masquerading as an ...
September 1st, 2003

Mid West Region Things to do Tour the Wildflower Agricultural area and look over fields of ...
May 1st, 2001

Naked apes SOMETIME AFTER WE SPLIT from our joint chimp-man ancestor, early humans ...
July 25th, 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
  • 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
  • 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