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.

Worth 1000 Words
April 1st, 2004

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is one of those funny technologies … a fantastic idea but not half as useful as you think it’s going to be, a bit like digital TV or Matrix sequels.

Illustrated Family Doctor, The
March 3rd, 2005

What was it about Stenders that Johnson liked that isn’t ‘PR bullshit’? ‘I needed to be convinced that such a strange script could be transferred to film and he convinced me,’ Johnson says simply.

Windows 7
September 1st, 2009

Even more important however was reinstalling the software that had been on the system before. Most installed using Vista drivers with no trouble. A few niggles and trip-ups were solved in the Device Manager by updating or reinstalling drivers from the .inf files on install CDs. So far, we haven’t come across a single program, driver or update we’ve been unable to install.

Hulk: 2 Disc Special Edition
February 1st, 2004

The story of Bruce Banner’s giant green alter-ego was savaged by audience hype fatigue. In between payoff CG action scenes, Lee and co manage to explore — albeit shallowly — some of the deeper themes of Banners’ plight.

Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers
December 27th, 2002

‘Huge’ is the only way to describe everything about Lord of The Rings — if you thought the first film was big, you won’t believe how much bigger The Two Towers can get. And not just in comparison to Fellowship of the Ring, either.

Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything
February 17th, 2007

As countless airport thrillers prove, a riveting storyline can overcome bad writing. As in this case, the opposite is seldom true.

More samples…

Tape Starring: Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman Directed by: Richard Linklater Auteur and ...
March 27th, 2003

Rebooting your memory After millions of years of remembering what matters, is the way memory ...
November 18th, 2013

Greta Gerwig The Greta Gerwig story could be subtitled 'Move Over, Lena Dunham'. Just ...
August 31st, 2015

What’s Wrong with Tom Cruise? For at least some of the last 20 years, he's been among ...
June 1st, 2006

iPod Touch The hoopla that surrounded the US release of the iPhone earlier this ...
February 1st, 2008

Scandalous You might not have heard of Laura Kipnis but she's one of ...
May 15th, 2011

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