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.

Who Killed the Electric Car
December 19th, 2006

To see such a conspiracy in action (one in which American car buyers are complicit), look no further than Who Killed the Electric Car?

I’m Not There
December 26th, 2007

Little of it makes sense or is related to other parts of the movie. Each ‘segment’ is told with a different cinematic language and the dialogue that makes most of it up is heavy with incomprehensible subtext much of the time.

March 2nd, 2006

At times ludicrous, mostly sloppily structured and wholly repetitive, Rent might make you one of those in the audience asking yourself why these layabouts don’t stop singing about being poverty-stricken artists and just go and get jobs

Manual of Love
May 4th, 2006

Forget everything you know about lives colliding from Hollywood thrillers. There are no plane crashes, hit-and-runs or heart transplants. We leave each star-crossed couple and move on to the next at holiday resort theatre performance and minor traffic infringements with all the subtlety of chaos theory.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0
January 1st, 2007

Sure, it might not be designed to handle an incoming 4Gb of fonts, but plenty of publishing houses have libraries that size, and nobody — least of all layout artists on deadlines — has time for prima donna software.

Armie Hammer
April 16th, 2012

I was a little nervous but then when we started I realised what a pearl she was. She’s really good so it encouraged me to say ‘okay, let’s make this whole thing really good’. As soon as the camera rolled Julia Roberts disappeared and we just started getting a team together. It was fun.

More samples…

Rob Janoff What have you done in your creative career that'll outlive you? ...
May 29th, 2013

Zombie Strippers You'd think an impressionist Romanian playwright is about as far as you ...
February 5th, 2009

The Grindhouse Experience You've got to be careful with so-called grindhouse flicks. Today's generation of ...
July 2nd, 2009

Sam Worthington So you're over your fear of heights? I don't think I had a ...
January 29th, 2012

Tivo HD Price: $699 The name Tivo is synonymous with recording live TV like the ...
May 6th, 2009

Beowulf The old meets the new as the oldest surviving work of literature ...
December 1st, 2007

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