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.


Julia Roberts
April 16th, 2012

I didn’t feel lost because it’s not so crazy and special effect-y. I mean, it was all kind of there for me, I never felt that I was looking at tennis balls or didn’t understand where I was. Even when we did the stuff in the cottage where I’m with myself as it were, we had worked it out so well.

Treo 680
February 13th, 2007

Together with a profile that’s both improved and familiar, the Treo is still the first device to think of for a true smartphone that doesn’t let either the data or phone functions suffer at each other’s expense.


Danny Boyle
April 14th, 2007

Each film’s a two or three year process. You’re constantly reading and trying to catch up with the material but that’s a good place to be because you’re a bit uncertain at times. You have to do it and you have to learn how to do it and I love that process.

We Were Soldiers
November 1st, 2002

Because of America’s obsession with exorcising its demons, Hollywood is ever ready for a new Vietnam War angle, and We Were Soldiers offers another view we’ve never seen before — and does a good job. Based on the book by real life Col. Hal Moore, it’s is about the American soldier as a hero for going to Vietnam.


Road Angel Navigator 7000
March 20th, 2007

The Navigator 7000 is a combination of the usual in-car GPS and what RoadAngel call RoadSense, a series of safety warnings about red light cameras, school zones, speed warnings, etc.

I Lost It At The Video Store
February 7th, 2016

It’s this nostalgia for a movement – that arose from pure consumer economics but which now has a lustre all its own – that movie journalist Tom Roston celebrates in I Lost It At the Video Store.






More samples…

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

Web Creator 4, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, Netcomm Homeplug Web Creator 4 RRP $99.95 Web Creator 4 suffers what many beginner web design ...
January 22nd, 2008

Sarita Stella Hard to believe, but this beautiful ex-Price is Right girl is happier ...
December 19th, 2006

Last Samurai, The Directed By: Edward Zwick Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly A ...
January 29th, 2004

One-joke move loses its initial flush Directed by Clayton Jacobson 2.5/5 Currently the toast of big screen Australian comedy and ...
August 18th, 2006

Drew Goddard The path from writer to director is an oft-trod one in Hollywood. ...
June 14th, 2012


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
  • 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