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.


Guy Thing, A
August 30th, 2003

Here’s the thing, guys: your trailer sucks. It makes your movie sounds like another of those dull, by-the-numbers Generation X romantic comedies in the sanitary How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days mould.

Game Hunter
September 1st, 2007

"There’s a old saying about sex and pizza," Olyphant says, "When it’s good its good and when it’s bad it’s still pretty good. I find that tends to apply to my job."


Take a Different Course
August 1st, 2008

Kids not even in the workforce are turning out projects that would have made art directors of in the prime of their careers 30 years ago salivate. By the time they join the swelling armies of employment seekers, it seems they know everything. What’s left to teach them?

Fujistu Lifebook L2010
November 8th, 2004

If Fujitsu release a vastly more powerful cousin in the same slick casing, it would almost be the perfect computer. The L2010 is just one step away.


Analyze That
August 1st, 2003

Many critics hated the reteaming of Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro, but they missed the point — it isn’t Shakespeare, just the comic collision of some of Hollywood’s best under the eye of one of comedy’s most intelligent directors.

Your Bookstore.com
March 1st, 2005

Look at your business — everything from your customers and the kind you’d like to have to your place in the market — and when you next ask yourself ‘should I sell books online?’ the answer will be clear.






More samples…

Margaret River Last year, the Margaret River & Districts Historical Society was in possession ...
June 1st, 2001

Curran’s Creed Director John Curran won't settle for stories that don't fire his heart, ...
May 3rd, 2008

Syriana Written and Directed by Stephen Gaghan Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, ...
February 23rd, 2006

Sharkwater Filmmaker Rob Stewart is a man on a mission -- to disavow ...
August 15th, 2008

It’s All in the Game BusinessNSW talks to Elizabeth Ball from communicationgame.com about putting professionals in touch ...
September 21st, 2000

Hustle and Flow The designer's workflow is a paradox -- how do you compartmentalise creativity? ...
March 1st, 2009


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
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo