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.

Million Dollar Homepage
February 1st, 2006

The Million Dollar Homepage is one of those beautifully simple ideas you want to kick yourself for not thinking of first — especially when it’s actually worth a million dollars.

July 1st, 2007

When you’re small like us, you can’t close your door to your commercial clients and tell them ‘we’re busy with Pirates of the Caribbean 3, come back later’.

American Pie 3: The Wedding
August 1st, 2003

Thankfully the recipe for this kind of pie isn’t complicated; plenty of gross sight gags, implausibly embarrassing comic hijinx for the hapless Jim (Biggs), a smattering of sexual tension and the expected clashing between familiar characters.

Omnipage Pro 16
April 12th, 2008

So what does OmniPage Pro 16 do that’s worth shelling out as much as it costs for a low-spec PC? Publisher Nuance claims it’s 46 percent faster than the previous version, and we clocked a full A4 page of text at around 20 seconds. If you convert so many documents with OCR that you can’t afford to wait even that long you’re better off paying an expensive software developer to build a proprietary system for you.

Nic Winding Refn
November 3rd, 2013

We looked forward to the chance to get some insights into what it all means when we spoke to the director from his native Copenhagen, but he proved as evasive and reclusive as his films, as the following interview shows. Hopefully, we’re left thinking, Refn knows what he’s doing.

Manufacturing Dissent
April 7th, 2008

The single bum note is a clumsy short featuring a few no-name documentary directors rebuffing Moore’s popularity. It looks like a schoolyard of kids squabbling that makes the filmmakers look like they’ve run out of ideas.

More samples…

iWork 09 Price: $129 We were most excited about iWork because of the possibility of ...
May 13th, 2009

10,000 BC It's strange that it took a director from Germany to revitalise everything ...
April 6th, 2008

Bonk Bonk is a funny word -- partly comical, partly erotic and partly ...
August 16th, 2008

NEC Versa S940 A spokesperson from Sony, when interviewed about corporate branding, articulated the approach ...
September 27th, 2005

I Am Legend You might have read some negative reviews of this, the third movie ...
December 26th, 2007

Pilbara Region Things to do Explore the dirt tracks and trails that stretch across the ...
May 1st, 2001

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