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.


Get Rich or Die Tryin’
January 25th, 2006

The whole movie is covered with the fingerprints of a star with no talent for the medium and a studio executive making it clear the star gets it made his way. The result is a highly contrived movie about what 50 Cent no doubt wants us to believe his life was like.

The Web 2.0
August 1st, 2006

You might have heard it called the democratisation of the web, a brave new world of information or the geek-friendly term, Web 2.0. What they all essentially describe is that in this new world, the audience is the producer.


Bradley Cooper
January 27th, 2015

If you look at Clint’s canon about the different stages of the man it’s almost that this character is William Money prior to when we meet him in Unforgiven. His wife has since died and he’s taking care of their kids. So we saw a lot of similarities.

Motorola Xoom 2 for business
April 16th, 2012

The other potential stumbling block is that the Xoom 2 is 3G. If you’ve been following the news over the last month you’ll know that there are few true 4G devices in Australia thus far, 4G network signal only exists in a handful of dense population centres, and that Apple is in the middle of a very embarrassing offer to refund customers who feel they’ve been swindled by its advertising of the iPad’s 4G capabilities in Australia (it’s compatible with US 4G networks only), thanks to the ACCC.


Dying Breed
December 3rd, 2008

When the foursome stumble on a small forest town straight out of the 1950s and populated with weirdos (including the obligatory scary kid), they don’t realise there are traditions the locals keep very much alive.

Caradog James
May 20th, 2014

Sci-fi is a lot like the moon landing or the assassination of JFK – a before-or-after proposition. The defining moment that changed sci-fi came on May 25, 1977, when the director of the fairly successful American Graffiti unveiled his update of the classic Western set in space with robots and laser cannons instead of gunfighters with sixguns.






More samples…

Zoë Bell She's a stuntwoman, an actress and now a producer... Is there anything ...
January 5th, 2014

Too Soon? With a culture based so strongly around entertainment in the western world, ...
August 27th, 2006

JBL On Tour XT Speaker, Sudio Silhouette, Transfer Big Files JBL ON Tour XT Speaker Price: $259.95 Measuring only 17cm across, the JBL On ...
March 18th, 2008

Secret Mens’ Business We've been hearing it for a generation -- men don't read. Is ...
August 23rd, 2010

It’s cool to hack The Perth International Arts Festival continues its quest to find out just ...
March 27th, 2015

We are not alone Who isn't captivated by the search for alien life? Even if you ...
November 7th, 2010


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