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.


The Box
October 15th, 2009

In the expanded universe of Kelly’s take, both might be true. Among the many red herrings and confusing narrative anchors tossed about is Arthur C Clarke’s declaration that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It turns out Steward was once a quite normal scientist working on similar programs as Arthur, but that after being struck by lightning on a launch pad he died on the operating table but was revived a changed man.

Don Simpson
March 1st, 2008

Simpson himself said it best; ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. It’s not enough until it’s too much. Because how do you know it’s enough until it’s too much? That’s the only way to find out.’


Emmanuelle
December 10th, 2009

The first film sees Emmanuelle (Sylva Kristel, the Jenna Jameson of her day) introduced to the erotic ways of swinging by her liberated husband, artist Jean. The film espouses a national attitude particular to the French of pleasure for it’s own sake, and even without the nudity it’s a pleasant change from the constant Protestant ethic we get from American movies.

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.


Let’s Talk About Sex
July 1st, 2004

From Barbara Taylor Bradford miniseries to Debbie Does Dallas, popular filmed culture is awash with depictions of lovemaking. And despite the fact that it’s going on between millions of couples worldwide at any given moment, we never get tired of watching it in movies.

Nokia gets down the business with the E61
September 19th, 2006

What that means is that it’s trying as hard as it can to be a mobile PC, which means a clutter-free interface, full keyboard and large screen.






More samples…

Adobe Audition 3 You've got to love Adobe's new marketing, giving all their products little ...
May 1st, 2008

Stephen Amell – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows If you're a comic book movie fan there's every chance you know ...
June 22nd, 2016

The Art of Healing Coloring in or sculpting to heal the injured brain or psyche might ...
June 22nd, 2016

Incredible Hulk, The The Film The series pilot and movie-length Married episode laid down the groundwork ...
September 1st, 2003

Letters From Iwo Jima As a species, we have a love/hate relationship to war. As risen ...
February 22nd, 2007

The World Until Yesterday Like Noam Chomsky in the field of linguistics, Jared Diamond is the ...
April 6th, 2013


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