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
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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.
January 1st, 2007
"In the 80s, before Photoshop.” he continues, outlining the creative challenge facing artists who — in his words — want to be remembered, "you could probably have a few techniques to build your career on.
3G NetConnect Card
October 15th, 2006
Once you’re connected, you operate just as if you had a network cable or modem plugged in — The West tested the connection speed and strength using the web, email and file transfer via FTP.
March 1st, 2004
Casting off the dark shadow of Planet of the Apes, Tim Burton returns to the cinematic style he loves best — every scene and word of dialogue is larger than life, and an old fashioned tale is more important than getting it right.
War of the Worlds
April 1st, 2008
You’re a PC or a Mac user, seldom both. As such, you’re almost certain to champion the OS you know, and such subjectivity is redundant. However, technically the Mac is a more enclosed environment. There’s more certainty that if you’re comfortable in the Mac OS, tasks will be more intuitive.
The Future Files
April 1st, 2008
You only have to look at a sentence like ‘Customisation [sic] encourages experimentation, which drives innovation’ to understand the market Watson thinks he’s speaking to, where business doublespeak usurps common English. Thankfully it has much broader appeal.
Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0
January 1st, 2007
Sure, it might not be designed to handle an incoming 4Gb of fonts, but plenty of publishing houses have libraries that size, and nobody — least of all layout artists on deadlines — has time for prima donna software.
Like Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones before it, Lego Batman ...
November 12th, 2008
Directed by: Pitof
Starring; Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson.
You might ...
September 16th, 2004
Sex and Death 101
Not a bad idea, this self-described black comedy depicts a man (Simon ...
April 3rd, 2008
It's the biggest change to the telephone in a century. Voice over ...
June 6th, 2007
My acting is just for fun, says Berg
'When people meet me they try to remember if they went to ...
March 15th, 2005
Actress Blythe Danner has been around long enough to have ...
May 28th, 2012