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.


Mona
September 8th, 2014

Mona is one of the best ideas to come out of fiction in quite awhile, and Swedish author Dan Sehlberg shows a much more nuanced knowledge of computers and cyberwarfare than a run-of-the-mill thriller author just throwing a cool buzzword around.

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.


Jon Favreau
April 30th, 2008

“Probably my first and biggest contribution to that was in casting Robert. In many ways he overshadowed the character of Iron Man and ended up defining the film, and I think people are very excited to see Robert in this role.”

AccountsEdge, Apple Mac OSX Leopard, CardScan Executive
December 18th, 2007

It might seem steep to pay over $300 for a scanner only six inches wide when you can get a multifunction device that scans, prints, faxes and copies for less. But don’t judge this book by its cover.


Charlie Hunnam
July 17th, 2013

The process of shooting these types of movies is something I’ve never experienced. Guillermo grew up making movies for absolutely no money, short films where he’d have an actor for 20 minutes then go and shoot something else and wait for that actor to become available again.

Men in the Moon
April 5th, 2008

But it’s when Jim Lovell talks about holding his thumb up against the sky and being able to hide the earth behind it that you get a slight shiver up your spine. "That’s how small we all are," Lovell says serenely in In the Shadow of the Moon, "you can hide the whole Earth and all its problems behind a single thumb."






More samples…

Michael Clayton Michael Clayton sits firmly in the centre of Clooney's 'message' and 'fun' ...
March 6th, 2008

Let’s Talk About Sex Attraction After trying and failing repeatedly to get an English printer to take ...
July 1st, 2004

Dreamweaver CS4 RRP: $809 Part of Adobe's latest Creative Suite, Dreamweaver CS4 has enjoyed both ...
March 1st, 2009

Wolverine This is the closest Hugh Jackman's come to a passion project. After ...
May 7th, 2009

Black Sheep We've seen zombies, sharks, werewolves and even androids tear victims limb from ...
March 6th, 2008

Matrix: Revolutions Written & Directed By; The Wachowski Brothers Starring; Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, ...
November 1st, 2003


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