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.


Spy Game
February 1st, 2003

Popcorn action director Tony Scott brings us a mature, intelligent and intriguing look inside the minds and institutions of true-to-life secret agents during spying’s Cold War golden era, with none of the James Bond gloss we’ve come to expect from the world ‘secret agent’.

Telstra Bigpond Mobile Card
January 16th, 2007

Hardcore field workers will use wireless Internet access a lot more than most of us, and for them a more solid product than Bigpond Wireless is needed.


Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works
August 23rd, 2010

Forget referencing an external CSS file, putting everything in standards-compliant div tags or giving control over font size to your user. The only way to make sure your HTML email works in all major emails clients (and there are far more of them than web browsers) is to use tables. Yes, you read that right.

Breaking into Batman
July 25th, 2012

Maybe it’s the rare dignity surrounding Hathaway, mature and private while her contemporaries stumble out of limos flashing their underwear. She decisively deflects the first question about her personal life – what the character of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises has in common with her – with the words ‘yes, a real respect for mystery’.


For male eyes only
August 21st, 2012

Men of Honour doesn’t bestow worth on getting the highest score on Call of Duty or isn’t mostly about ogling breasts or racking up encounters with the highest number of girls.

Two Days in Paris
June 19th, 2008

When Marion (Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) arrive at her parents’ house for a two-day stopover after a European holiday before they return home to New York, we’re given a fly-on-the-wall glimpse at the vagaries of their relationships and jealousies as former lovers.






More samples…

How to Reimagine Your Dragon Disney reimagines another classic, but with dragons everywhere on screens, will audiences ...
August 30th, 2016

Mysteries of brain laid bare Not since 'Large Hadron Collider' has a buzzword so completely crossed over ...
January 2nd, 2013

Fast Food Nation The pitch was perfect; take one of the most incendiary exposes of ...
April 5th, 2007

15 Megabytes of Fame We've all seen them — banners in newspapers asking for our reports ...
December 1st, 2007

Zire 31 $229 RRP Palm http://www.palm.com/au/products/handhelds/zire31/ The jury's out on whether the old PDAs will still exist ...
November 8th, 2005

The Shopping Addiction In April 2013 Buzz Bissinger, writer of the book Friday Night Lights, ...
October 1st, 2014


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
  • 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