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.


Lily Collins
April 16th, 2012

My parents read fairy tales to me every night before bedtime. I grew up in the British countryside so I just ran around the garden pretending there was magic and fairies and I was part of the fairy tale. And Snow White was definitely one of my favourites.

Samsung Omnia
November 1st, 2009

The Omnia gives you feedback for every virtual click with a tiny vibration, making it more repsonsive than many touch phones, and if you like this now-ubiquitous form factor but want to stand out from the crowd, it could be for you.


Wah Wah
June 22nd, 2006

‘What actors do in the name of friendship is they’ll read your script,’ he explains, ‘but nobody will sign up if they don’t think the part’s good enough for them or it doesn’t fit in with their schedule or something.’

‘Noble savage’ idea rebuffed
April 6th, 2013

But Australia and the United States both have histories of genocide against traditional people. Just 30 years ago Cambodia killed off a quarter of it’s professional population. The fact is [the potential] lies close to the surface in all of us.


The first quantum computer?
September 16th, 2011

Quantum computing takes the mind-boggling possibilities that matter doesn’t have to occupy only one state or another. It looks and works like a computer, but the quantum bit (or qubit) on your chip can be on, off, or both at once.

Pick of the Flicks
February 20th, 2003

Films from as far afield as France, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, US, the Netherlands, Norway, Iran and Russia are coming together to show the cream of international short film making talent, and Xpress talks exclusively to one of the entrants, Adelaide-based filmmaker Michael Cusack.






More samples…

What’s in a Name? Not Another Three Letter Acronym! "It's a hard call when you're advising clients ...
October 1st, 2003

Goldfields Region Things to do Explore the rich mining and gold rush history of the ...
May 1st, 2001

Inside Out It's the oldest media around, and the only one people talk about ...
November 1st, 2002

Let’s Talk About Sex Attraction After trying and failing repeatedly to get an English printer to take ...
July 1st, 2004

Black Sheep We've seen zombies, sharks, werewolves and even androids tear victims limb from ...
March 6th, 2008

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines How is Arnold Schwarzenegger like a nude Playboy model? You know when an ...
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
  • 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