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.


Once
January 31st, 2007

Quite what effect these two have on each other that had critics falling over themselves in rapture isn’t clear. They do little together other than discover a shared love of music, and even after exploring it it’s made little difference to their lives apart from sending each back to what looks like a fairly pitiable existence.

Quark Xpress 6.0
March 9th, 2004

A very long time coming, Quark finally get with the program (Mac OSX) and not only give millions a reason to finally upgrade to Apple’s chrome-plated OS, but give graphic designers the first serious update in almost a decade.


Iliad, Philips VOIP 841, HTC P3470
June 17th, 2008

The Iliad has a clear surface with none of the reflecting or text artefacting properties of a PC screen, and by flicking the page turn bar on the left, reading on the 400g device is easy and comfortable.

Building Your Website
August 21st, 2008

There’s also been a shift away from dedicated HTML knowledge with the rise of the producer/consumer. A new blog is published every 8 seconds, and the reason is simple; it’s ridiculously easy. Essentially a web page to which you make regular updates, there are a million free blog services.


Xda Atom Life
August 7th, 2007

We weren’t too familiar with transferring an MP3 to the device and setting it as our ringtone, and the process was very convoluted when the easiest way would simply have been to select the track in a playlist and click a button saying ‘set as ringtone’, but not so…

The Cottage
August 14th, 2008

They’ve done something horrible, Steven assuring his brother they’ll go to hell and the pair of them trying to get their heads together amid the tension. The scam is gradually revealed as they carry the inert, bound body of Tracey (pneumatic British soapie babe Jennifer Ellison) in from the boot of their car.






More samples…

MX Air You wouldn't think much can be done with the humble mouse. After ...
May 1st, 2008

It’s All in the Game BusinessNSW talks to Elizabeth Ball from communicationgame.com about putting professionals in touch ...
September 21st, 2000

Lensing the Horror Promoting Shaun of the Dead last year, director Edgar Wright shattered illusions ...
May 1st, 2005

Jonathan Nix After a swag of international awards for his short Hello, Jonathan Nix ...
July 1st, 2004

Panasonic BD30 Blu-ray player, Phixr, iMate 9502 Panasonic BD30 Blu Ray player Price: $769 Now the HD format wars are over, ...
July 15th, 2008

Blood Work The Film Director/star Clint Eastwood returns to familiar territory -- the detective story ...
July 1st, 2003


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
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo