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.

Michael Biehn
January 29th, 2012

I’m not a survivalist, although I am very frightened about what’s going on about in the world these days. But I’m not a weapons guy and I probably never would’ve had the strength or ability or bravado to be a fireman or a police officer. A lot of my roles are like that but I’m a lover not a fighter.

December 2nd, 2009

Because the software stays on the key you can use it in any Internet-connected computer and you’ll stay connected until you close the software, even if you unplug the key. A bundled VPN client to get you the rest of the way (the Veritoken just provides the connection) would be an improvement, but the Veritoken is a good start when even logging on remotely is so convoluted.

Dell SE 198WFP, Fujitsu Lifebook T2010, iWork 08
January 29th, 2008

Yes there’s novelty in writing on a computer with a stylus or light pen and as nice as it sounds having all your notes on your computer instead of scrawled on paper, we simply react differently to compressed wood pulp.

Frisky Dingo
January 15th, 2009

You’d expect the creator Adam Reed just wrote down whatever left-field idea came into his head, but the scripting is as tight as a drum. From the one offs to the running gags, no joke overstays its welcome and aside from a few core characters, you have no idea where the story’s going to go next. Subversive, underground, razor sharp and hilarious.

Paranoid Park
August 21st, 2008

He has a unique insight into the mind of real teens (not the kind who inhabit slasher movies or teen comedies) and wields such power here telling the story of Alex, the sort of shuffling, monosyllabic kid we all know (or are).

Too Soon?
August 27th, 2006

Coverage of September 11 would undoubtedly have set new records in editorial volume, but have you read anywhere that the now 15-year-old bombing in Iraq has resulted in the destruction of ruins and artifacts from the Mesopotamian era — the rise of human civilisation?

More samples…

Madagascar Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada ...
July 1st, 2005

Racounteur keeps it short and sweet There are few story forms Stephen King hasn't played with. Sure he's ...
January 24th, 2011

Joe Swanberg & Radio Silence Found footage horror films are becoming like romantic comedies in the late ...
November 5th, 2012

The risktaking in hitmaking Steven Spielberg and George Lucas famously said in 2013 that Hollywood was ...
April 27th, 2014

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 is the latest release of Microsoft's new office ...
October 23rd, 2007

VoIP Handbook It's the biggest change to the telephone in a century. Voice over ...
June 6th, 2007

Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Film Stories
  • 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