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.

What’s in a Name?
October 1st, 2003

‘It’s a hard call when you’re advising clients against acronyms and you’ve got one yourself,’ says Allison Hulett, co-director of successful Sydney design studio EKH Design, who’s been trading on a very well regarded acronym themselves for years.

The Grindhouse Experience
July 2nd, 2009

Nowhere is the true heart and soul of the grindhouse more plainly on show than in Mikels’ 1972 magnum opus The Corpse Grinders, a horror movie so unintentionally funny it’s what late night DVD, beer and pizza parties were made for.

June 10th, 2010

The fact that you need a USB adaptor highlights the second problem — there’s no straight USB connector, just the same cable you’d use for an iPhone or iPod. If the iPad were a traditional tablet computer it would be a legitimate gripe, but iTunes and the Web adequately manage any files or content you’d ever want on it.

Quark aims to claw back fans
August 29th, 2006

With a slick new look and a greatly reduced price tag of around half the old price, everything about the new Xpress seems to say ‘trimmed of fat’ and ‘contemporary’. So with the market approach turning a new leaf, does the product follow suit?

Victoria Thaine
June 24th, 2013

Since then she’s been a fairly constant fixture on Australian screens both big and small. She had a leading role in 2006s The Caterpillar Wish – a dreamy, autumnal tale of a girl searching for her heritage, and provided able support in Brisbane-set young love story 48 Shades and the ace Aussie slasher The Loved Ones.

Resident Evil; Apocalypse
October 28th, 2004

Resident Evil: Apocalypse isn’t perfect; the behaviour and agility of the Nemesis assassin is vastly different to its older brothers (whom the heroes meet in a church early on) and the difference is never explained.

More samples…

BitDefender Total Security 2009 The biggest addition to BitDefender's toolkit is an online backup service. Included ...
November 12th, 2008

Never Say Never Large format devices have met with new imaging technologies to give you ...
February 1st, 2008

Blue Water, White Death It's been 30 years since we first heard the iconic bass drift ...
November 1st, 2005

Trash the Projector Grab out the old cinefilm of Uncle Brian on holiday in Swansea, ...
July 1st, 2002

Veritoken Price: from $2K. POA/per user The country NSW-based makers of Veritoken realised something ...
November 1st, 2009

Jonathan Nix After a swag of international awards for his short Hello, Jonathan Nix ...
July 1st, 2004

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