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
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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.
October 1st, 2005
The net result is an endless string of women in starring roles (usually of the midyear action/comedy blockbuster variety) who not only extol the virtues of the atypical gal who can look after herself but claim to be the embodiment of them.
The Big Pitch
September 1st, 2003
You’ll rarely hear anyone in advertising or communications (or any field at all for that matter) talk about how easy it is to get clients and how they can afford to throw a bit of money away on a dodgy business practice now and then.
The Body Plastic
October 10th, 2012
Search for ‘bionics’ on the web and you’ll find a huge array of electronic devices that attach to injured, diseased or otherwise damaged bodies. Exoskeleton legs that look like robotic sci-fi warriors give paraplegics the power to walk. A procedure that re-routes muscles from a severed arm into chest muscles can give an amputee control over an artificial arm simply by thinking about it.
August 16th, 2007
Black Sheep is no ordinary horror film. We’ve seen zombies, sharks, werewolves and even androids tear hapless victims limb from limb, but this is the first film to contain mass disembowelling by ovine farm animal.
A brain, but not as we know it
August 5th, 2010
Though we’re no closer to discovering the soul today, we know about dendrites, axons (cell components) and synapses (empty, electro-conductive space).
Quark Xpress 7
January 1st, 2007
Compared to the requirements of web validation and standards, Xpress’ web design component was pretty behind the times in early 2004 when Xpress 6 arrived. Now it’s shockingly so.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J ...
July 1st, 2004
Frighteners: The Directors Cut
Just like Jerry Lewis is said to be the prophet of home ...
March 1st, 2006
The Web 2.0
In case you hadn't noticed, we've recently entered a new phase in ...
August 1st, 2006
Is life in the Mafia anything like it is in film and ...
August 5th, 2010
City of Men
It would be very hard to top Fernando Meirelles' blistering City of ...
November 13th, 2008
Yes, the title will ensure the DVD sells. It's a polemic about ...
March 20th, 2008