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.

Quark Xpress 6.0
March 9th, 2004

A very long time coming, Quark finally get with the program (Mac OSX) and not only give millions a reason to finally upgrade to Apple’s chrome-plated OS, but give graphic designers the first serious update in almost a decade.

January 31st, 2007

Quite what effect these two have on each other that had critics falling over themselves in rapture isn’t clear. They do little together other than discover a shared love of music, and even after exploring it it’s made little difference to their lives apart from sending each back to what looks like a fairly pitiable existence.

Global is the New Local
May 8th, 2009

But while concentrating rule might be bad for civics it’s good for business, which benefits from smoother, more efficient operating systems. That was the rationale behind the Multinational Agreement on Investment (MIA), stonewalled by France in 1998 after leaked drafts stoked fears about deregulation gone mad.

Andrew Traucki
April 3rd, 2011

Traucki’s new film The Reef again tells the story of a group of people stranded in the domain of a man eating beast — in this case, a great white shark stalking them as they swim to safety following a yacht accident

August 16th, 2008

She’s sought out the bizarre, eye-opening and at times borderline unethical studies into sex that have gone on over the last century. There is clinical biology in it and Roach is certainly interested in enlightening us, but with chapter titles like Coital Imaging and Re-Member Me, it’s mostly played for laughs.

Forward to the Past
March 1st, 2008

It’s the first ever commercial handheld phone, costing USD$4,000 in 1983, taking 10 hours to charge and with enough memory for — count ‘em — 30 phone numbers. Technology that barely replaces a scrap of paper, weighs a hundred times more and costs a fortune? Now that’s cool…

More samples…

Apple supersizes its LCD monitors Apple 30-inch Cinema Display Apple Computer Price: $4899 RRP Plasma hasn't quite taken over the ...
September 6th, 2005

Laws of Motion Budweiser, Reebok, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Microsoft don't usually have much in common ...
July 1st, 2007

Nokia gets down the business with the E61 RRP $749 At half the size of the new crop of ultramobile PCs ...
September 19th, 2006

Closer Directed By Mike Nichols Starring Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen. There's ...
January 28th, 2005

Exploring the Future with New 3D Software A local Mineral Geology Consultancy is making a splash among some of ...
October 25th, 2001

Keanu Reeves Since blazing the world stage in the late 80s in films like ...
May 14th, 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
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo