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.


Sony DR-BT22iK, NEC Versa S9100-VB, SonyEricsson W890i
June 3rd, 2008

They’re not quite snug enough to take jogging and the sound isn’t the best quality — not nearly as rich as that of a normal pair of iPod earbuds. At this stage, they’re an early adopter’s toy.

Apple Logic Studio
December 1st, 2009

But as the first two headings illustrate, it’s for you whether you make music by sitting on a stool with real instruments or entirely using a keyboard (the qwerty kind). It contains Logic pro 9, Mainstage 2, Soundtrack Pro 3 and a host of production and effects tools.


Kill Bill: Vol 2
April 22nd, 2004

First up; you’re being swindled. If you’re an observer of the way Hollywood works, the first thing to note about Kill Bill Vol. 2 is the ‘official’ line about the reason to break Kill Bill into two films.

Good night, and Good Luck
December 15th, 2005

But it’s when Clooney has the reigns and wants to tell you something about the state of the world that he really shines. We’ve already seen it to a small degree in the character of Archie Gates, the Gulf War platoon captain Clooney played in David O Russell’s Three Kings.


Logitech MX 3200 cordless desktop
July 1st, 2007

Being simply cordless is the value proposition of most cordless peripherals, but you’re not going to take a device this size on the road. It gives you a little freedom of movement on a desktop but renders the cordless aspect somewhat redundant.

Amazing Grace
March 6th, 2008

Some actors never learn, choosing the same tired roles that let them coast for a decade or so before everyone realises how ridiculous they look. Stallone, Willis, Governator et al, we’re looking at you.






More samples…

License to Wed There's nothing sadder than a Hollywood giant who's proven himself to successive ...
August 2nd, 2007

HTC Touch Dual, iMac, Folder Synchronizer X HTC Touch Dual Price: $899 The progeny of the HTC Touch that stole so ...
April 1st, 2008

Max Barry — In Good Company Why are you bigger in the US than here? I got published ...
August 8th, 2011

Robot Chicken Star Wars 2 When he made his multi-trillion selling album Play, Moby talked about the ...
August 27th, 2009

Cradle 2 the Grave The Film Teenage-boy-in-man's-body producer Joel Silver's latest in his self-styled 'hip urban action ...
October 1st, 2003

Chris Evans Was that guy playing Mace, the slightly gruff, grouchy engineer in Sunshine ...
June 21st, 2007


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
  • 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