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.


Mr Brooks
August 1st, 2007

The main players still have it after several decades but the movie’s like episodes of their own star TV shows interspersed together. Legend has it Mr. Brooks is the first chapter of a trilogy and let’s hope so — there has to be a point in there somewhere.

Where Spirits Dwell
October 16th, 2011

A young Petersham mother wakes in bed in the small hours to hear the toys in her son’s room, and when Machado reveals the toddler was actually in bed with his mother at the time you’ll feel a tingle down your spine the likes of which you expect from a good horror novel.


The Decisive Moment
April 12th, 2009

We tend to view brain states (right/left, reason/emotion) as warring factions, but neuroscientist and magazine editor Lehrer presents a refreshing case that these either/or propositions actually work together to give our consciousness the best representation of our environment, our most prized ability in our hunter/gatherer days.

Margot Robbie
April 24th, 2015

If going from just another pretty face in the crowd to having one of the biggest actors of our generation crawling on the floor whimpering for access to her womanhood in just a few short years isn’t a meteoric rise, we don’t know what is.


Sony VAIO VGNAR18GP Notebook
August 2nd, 2006

Your next purchase of a DVD player or high end DVD laptop will probably be a vote cast between the Sony-backed Blu-ray format and the Toshiba- and NEC-owned HD DVD.

South Park: Imaginationland
August 21st, 2008

And in the most disturbing development, Cartman is one a mission to get Kyle to honour the agreement the pair made, which committed Kyle — in the event the boys found a leprechaun — to suck Cartman’s balls.






More samples…

Making it in the Movies Hundred million dollar budgets. Fifty million dollar openings. Billion dollar profits. Investing ...
January 1st, 2010

In Good Company Why are you bigger in the US than here? I got published in ...
February 1st, 2007

Four Minutes Note to filmmakers; there's little else you can bring to the determined-teacher-heals-troubled-kid ...
April 1st, 2008

Acolytes Acolytes is the kind of film that reminds you there's two types ...
May 7th, 2009

Arnie’s back Back from his political hiatus, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to what he ...
February 3rd, 2013

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


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • 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