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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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.
Guy Thing, A
August 30th, 2003
Here’s the thing, guys: your trailer sucks. It makes your movie sounds like another of those dull, by-the-numbers Generation X romantic comedies in the sanitary How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days mould.
September 1st, 2007
"There’s a old saying about sex and pizza," Olyphant says, "When it’s good its good and when it’s bad it’s still pretty good. I find that tends to apply to my job."
Take a Different Course
August 1st, 2008
Kids not even in the workforce are turning out projects that would have made art directors of in the prime of their careers 30 years ago salivate. By the time they join the swelling armies of employment seekers, it seems they know everything. What’s left to teach them?
Fujistu Lifebook L2010
November 8th, 2004
If Fujitsu release a vastly more powerful cousin in the same slick casing, it would almost be the perfect computer. The L2010 is just one step away.
August 1st, 2003
Many critics hated the reteaming of Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro, but they missed the point — it isn’t Shakespeare, just the comic collision of some of Hollywood’s best under the eye of one of comedy’s most intelligent directors.
March 1st, 2005
Look at your business — everything from your customers and the kind you’d like to have to your place in the market — and when you next ask yourself ‘should I sell books online?’ the answer will be clear.
Last year, the Margaret River & Districts Historical Society was in possession ...
June 1st, 2001
Director John Curran won't settle for stories that don't fire his heart, ...
May 3rd, 2008
Written and Directed by Stephen Gaghan
Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, ...
February 23rd, 2006
Filmmaker Rob Stewart is a man on a mission -- to disavow ...
August 15th, 2008
It’s All in the Game
BusinessNSW talks to Elizabeth Ball from communicationgame.com about putting professionals in touch ...
September 21st, 2000
Hustle and Flow
The designer's workflow is a paradox -- how do you compartmentalise creativity? ...
March 1st, 2009