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.


DiskWarrior 4.0
December 1st, 2007

Where most directory structure utilities delve into the directories on your disk and retool or ‘clean’ them, DiskWarrior takes a different tack. You simply start up from the install CD and then select the drive you want to index. DiskWarrior reads the entire directory structure of your disk.

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for PC
July 1st, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for Windows contains the same components as the Mac version (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Bridge, Version Cue, Stock Photos and Connect. A sticker on the back of the box warns of a known issue with Acrobat under Windows Vista.


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.

Million Dollar Homepage
February 1st, 2006

The Million Dollar Homepage is one of those beautifully simple ideas you want to kick yourself for not thinking of first — especially when it’s actually worth a million dollars.


Testing the water
September 1st, 2005

Science fiction stories routinely depict wars over water rather than oil. Water is going to be one of the killer apps of the twenty first century, and providing it to increasing numbers of people is going to be one of the most important challenges in history.

Blue Water, White Death
November 1st, 2005

It’s been 30 years since we first heard the iconic bass drift up from the deep. Filmink’s Drew Turney talks to original production designer Joe Alves about the hands-on production of the first blockbuster that almost never was.






More samples…

Brie Larson She charmed the inside world in 2012 with Short Term 12, but ...
February 7th, 2016

Letters From Iwo Jima As a species, we have a love/hate relationship to war. As risen ...
February 22nd, 2007

Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works Over the years we've had a lot of bad press about HTML ...
August 23rd, 2010

Indie Sex Yes, the title will ensure the DVD sells. It's a polemic about ...
March 20th, 2008

Tune In, Turn On, Online In the recent past, 99% of us didn't know or care about ...
January 1st, 2003

Adobe Creative Suite Pro The next evolutionary step in Adobe's family of design and publishing products We're ...
May 1st, 2004


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
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • 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
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • 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