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.

April 29th, 2005

What’s the most important thing about a big budget blockbuster? The special effects, of course, and Scott Farrar, Visual Effects Supervisor for XXX2: The Next Level, routinely works alongside the names who bring us the biggest movies in history.

Horror of the Blood Monsters
May 1st, 2007

The experience intrigued commercial illustrator and graphic designer Paul Katte and model enthusiast Nick Nicolaou and encouraged them to open the Sydney doors of Make-up Effects Group 20 years ago this year.

Taking Lives
April 15th, 2004

Taking Lives tries its hardest to break out of the constraints of the genre, but it needed to try harder to be a triumph of storytelling and tension.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
January 24th, 2008

It’s part of Todd’s plan to exact revenge on the man who ruined his life, but there’s a moral that comes to light in the last few frames, a cruel turn of fate that reminds us crime doesn’t pay

A Successful Transformation
July 1st, 2007

With such a stellar line-up and a huge spike in attendance numbers, festival director Were and her army of staff and volunteers did something right for the 2007 festival. The 2008 line-up will undoubtedly be another crucial date for your calendar…

Full Dark, No Stars
November 7th, 2011

Anyone who’s read The Stand or It knows Stephen King’s a master of the long form, but those familiar with his short story collections know he’s just a deft when it comes to short stories.

More samples…

Designs on Our Future From Earth Hour to The 11th Hour, concern for the environment is ...
June 1st, 2008

Why we plateau It can be very disheartening when your rate of weight loss ...
April 6th, 2013

Your Bookstore.com It's a new world -- or so you might have heard from ...
March 1st, 2005

It’s Alive! 'I'm tired of finicky actors,' Walt Disney reputedly said to animation designer ...
August 1st, 2004

Global is the New Local Are you depriving some poor African family of water for a month ...
May 8th, 2009

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Price: $499.95 The promise of hands-free computing is always a little distant from ...
July 1st, 2009

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
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo