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.


Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle
August 1st, 2003

Smutty double entendres? Big celebrity cameos? Ridiculous stunts and unbelievable fight scenes? Constant movie referencing and in-jokes? A paper-thin and occasionally unintelligible plot you could write on a business card? Check.

Matrix: Revolutions
November 1st, 2003

In hindsight, the original was an easy sell. It appeared with no hype so we got to see it for what it was, not what a marketing juggernaut wanted us to think it was.


Pirates of the Caribbean
September 1st, 2003

For a long time now, pirates have been box office poison for film studios. But they keep popping up in movieland, director after director desperate to cash in on the Hollywood mystique that once proved a license to print box office money.

Future Shock
September 16th, 2018

If you’ve ever become bored with eating the same kind of lunch every day, looked at your sleeping partner and wondered what you ever saw in them or regretted your career choice, you’ve felt the effects of one of our most highly developed survival mechanisms.


Create Your Own Desktop Picture
June 1st, 2001

This machine will soon reflect your personality, beliefs, talents’ even your favourite colour. So if you aren’t crazy about the giant Mac smiley face or the scenes straight out of Innerspace, you’ll want a new desktop pattern or picture.

User experience the new king
December 5th, 2012

Originally shared with 20 users, today imdb.com content has 160 million unique monthly visitors, and the various mobile apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows Phone have been downloaded 40 million times. So just how does an online service like imdb.com keep growing after 20 years, since before the web even existed?






More samples…

NEC Versa P578 The NEC Versa is a Windows notebook that stretches itself in a ...
February 1st, 2008

Cannabis Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most controversial and politicized controlled substances ...
July 3rd, 2014

02 Xphone IIM Will it be a good or a bad thing when all the ...
January 17th, 2006

HP iPAQ RX4240 Like the offspring of a futuristic pager and an mp3 player, HP's ...
December 5th, 2006

HTC Touch Famously stealing the thunder from the attention local media was paying to ...
March 1st, 2008

The End: The Human Experience of Death One of the most common symptoms of a phobia or very strong ...
September 16th, 2013


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
  • 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