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.
August 21st, 2008
Regardless, if sharks did to us what we’re doing to them we deserve to die. You never thought you’d be upset at sharks getting hurt because the only time you’ve ever seen it is when Bruce the mechanical model is blown up or electrocuted when he’s about to wrap his evil teeth around Sheriff Brody.
Xda Atom Life
August 7th, 2007
We weren’t too familiar with transferring an MP3 to the device and setting it as our ringtone, and the process was very convoluted when the easiest way would simply have been to select the track in a playlist and click a button saying ‘set as ringtone’, but not so…
World’s Best Pizza
September 1st, 2009
Though easy to scoff that it’s only in America you’d find an industry lobby group for pizza chefs and pizzeria owners, awards from the Pizza Expo are world-renowned and not to be sniffed at.
July 10th, 2003
What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high school and a film crew offered you a free holiday to the Mexican resort town Cancun for your spring break (the American equivalent of schoolies week at Rotto or the Gold Coast).
April 5th, 2008
Keep antivirus software up to date and if you use Internet Explorer 6, upgrade to version 7, which is better at warning you of hidden executables. Better yet, move to open source browser Firefox — in its native state it can’t run the sort of scripts that contain executable viruses.
Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
March 6th, 2008
From there it’s a rip roaring ride and belly laughs come thick and fast in a tale of unrequited love, time travel, snarky aliens determined to make off with the most powerful device in the galaxy and the usual characters you love.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There's something disconcerting about seeing Johnny Depp sing. Not wrong exactly -- ...
January 24th, 2008
Written Directed by Sandra Sciberras
Starring Susie Porter, Robert Mammone, Wendy Hughes, Phillip ...
June 8th, 2006
There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry ...
December 10th, 2008
Drama seeking missile
It's a plot twist the likes of which few novelists would even ...
June 13th, 2011
02 Xda Iii with Windows Mobile OS
You mean your mobile still ...
May 1st, 2006
Will the iPad save newspapers?
Accompanied by endless media coverage and cues in the streets, Apple's tablet ...
April 9th, 2010