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.

The Lazarus Project
May 21st, 2009

After a few unsuccessful and terrifying attempts to get away Ben tries to resign himself that he’s stuck there, but he’s plagued by strange sightings around his remote cabin home on the grounds and wonders what’s truly real.

Day Watch
April 21st, 2008

But who cares about that when you can see a sports car drive up the side of a building to reach an important meeting? That’s the attitude of the movie to a large extent too. Story? Pfft — check out how cool this is!

Man From Elysian Fields, The
January 30th, 2003

A plain, straight, easy to follow story is unfurled without any cool film maker tricks, a premise that’s too alien to relate to or a plot that’s too smart for its own good (and turns, as plenty of dramas do, into an incoherent mess). ., and its many themes are recognisable and universal.

Your Bookstore.com
March 1st, 2005

Look at your business — everything from your customers and the kind you’d like to have to your place in the market — and when you next ask yourself ‘should I sell books online?’ the answer will be clear.

Jon Favreau
April 30th, 2008

“Probably my first and biggest contribution to that was in casting Robert. In many ways he overshadowed the character of Iron Man and ended up defining the film, and I think people are very excited to see Robert in this role.”

Sony Cybershot DSC-T5
December 20th, 2005

Don’t bother turning it off, just flick the cover screen up or down to bring it back to life or put it back to sleep. You can have the Cybershot out of your pocket, take the perfect shot and stash it away again in the blink of an eye.

More samples…

Perth Region Things to do Cruise the wineries of the Swan Valley. In between tasting, ...
May 1st, 2001

Hollywood Homicide Starring: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isiah Washington, Lena Olin, Lolita Davidovich, Bruce ...
September 11th, 2003

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence There are a lot of preconceptions with anime. It comes with a ...
December 3rd, 2005

What’s Wrong with Tom Cruise? For at least some of the last 20 years, he's been among ...
June 1st, 2006

The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach was always heading for a Palme D'or at Cannes. Too ...
March 22nd, 2007

Dwayne Johnson The trailer makes San Andreas look pretty action packed, how much is ...
June 25th, 2015

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
  • Film Stories
  • 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