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.


iolo System Mechanic 9
November 4th, 2009

iolo System Mechanic is a neat little PC clean-up utility for Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 that declutters your system, fixes registry errors and (a tall claim) speeds up your start time and web speed by 300 percent.

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, NEC Versa P8310, Omnipage Pro 16
February 5th, 2008

OCR technology isn’t new but it’s very underused in today’s world. With the promise of the paperless office now long forgotten, how many times do you wish you had an electronic version of a hard copy document? Enter OCR.


Solo
July 6th, 2006

Six Degrees of Separation is a popular game to play for movie trivia fans, and it would seem a long way from Ben Affleck to Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, but as anyone who’s ever heard of Project Greenlight knows, they’re only four steps apart.

Sonim XP1
April 8th, 2009

It runs on a familiar operating system that allows for basic functions like ring-tones and a phone book, and has GPRS network connectivity — nowhere near the breakneck speeds of 3G but adequate if you’ll use it primarily for voice communications.


Star Wars vs Harry Potter
December 5th, 2012

Meanwhile, such classic tropes will outlive us all. Maybe in 2023 a bunch of Gen-Yers will take their kids to see the latest CGI action adventure blockbuster and snort derisively to each other ‘this is just Harry bloody Potter all over again’.

Adobe Photoshop CS3
August 1st, 2007

Bringing the former Macromedia’s web applications into the Adobe fold has wrought several changes on Photoshop from the outside. Not only is the whole suite very tightly integrated, but their melding together has resulted in some double ups.






More samples…

Death of the Movie Hero Who is the movie hero? In discussing the stereotypical movie hero, we have ...
September 8th, 2003

The trouble with boys Next time you're having trouble with the kids, spare a thought for ...
December 20th, 2010

Aaron Johnson "Gurinder makes you feel so comfortable it was never a problem. The ...
September 11th, 2008

Telecommunications Deals May Prove a Boon to WA By now we've all heard about the bidding war that took place ...
June 7th, 2001

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0 With its nearest competitor now under its own roof, can Extensis produce ...
January 1st, 2007

NEC Versa P8100 It's a law of nature; technology gets cheaper in proportion to uptake. ...
January 10th, 2006


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