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.


Sharkwater
August 21st, 2008

Regardless, if sharks did to us what we’re doing to them we deserve to die. You never thought you’d be upset at sharks getting hurt because the only time you’ve ever seen it is when Bruce the mechanical model is blown up or electrocuted when he’s about to wrap his evil teeth around Sheriff Brody.

Xda Atom Life
August 7th, 2007

We weren’t too familiar with transferring an MP3 to the device and setting it as our ringtone, and the process was very convoluted when the easiest way would simply have been to select the track in a playlist and click a button saying ‘set as ringtone’, but not so…


World’s Best Pizza
September 1st, 2009

Though easy to scoff that it’s only in America you’d find an industry lobby group for pizza chefs and pizzeria owners, awards from the Pizza Expo are world-renowned and not to be sniffed at.

Real Cancun
July 10th, 2003

What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high school and a film crew offered you a free holiday to the Mexican resort town Cancun for your spring break (the American equivalent of schoolies week at Rotto or the Gold Coast).


Drive-by Downloads
April 5th, 2008

Keep antivirus software up to date and if you use Internet Explorer 6, upgrade to version 7, which is better at warning you of hidden executables. Better yet, move to open source browser Firefox — in its native state it can’t run the sort of scripts that contain executable viruses.

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
March 6th, 2008

From there it’s a rip roaring ride and belly laughs come thick and fast in a tale of unrequited love, time travel, snarky aliens determined to make off with the most powerful device in the galaxy and the usual characters you love.






More samples…

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street There's something disconcerting about seeing Johnny Depp sing. Not wrong exactly -- ...
January 24th, 2008

Caterpillar Wish Written Directed by Sandra Sciberras Starring Susie Porter, Robert Mammone, Wendy Hughes, Phillip ...
June 8th, 2006

Blackberry Bold There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry ...
December 10th, 2008

Drama seeking missile It's a plot twist the likes of which few novelists would even ...
June 13th, 2011

Electric Company 02 Xda Iii with Windows Mobile OS RRP: $1599 my-xda.com/xda2i.html You mean your mobile still ...
May 1st, 2006

Will the iPad save newspapers? Accompanied by endless media coverage and cues in the streets, Apple's tablet ...
April 9th, 2010


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