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.


Hollywood Hell Towns
March 1st, 2010

Humans are herd animals. We’ve always lived together — in groups of only a couple of hundred in our prehistoric days right up to tens of millions today. But few places are more fertile for movie lore than the small town.

O2 Xda Flame, KonicaMinolta Bizhub C550, Apple iLife
December 11th, 2007

Konica Minolta’s Unity Desktop is an optical character recognition workflow that converts an original scanned by the Bizhub to editable text right on your desktop — with images and layout intact.


Producers, The
January 12th, 2006

Thurman is a world away from the one-woman army of Kill Bill, and plays her beauty up to the nth degree as the Swedish vixen that captivates both men. Lane’s energy is infectious and he is a talented comic no matter how cheesy or slapstick the material.

The Invincible Iron Man
May 15th, 2008

The animation is sweeping and grandiose and it would have been a much better experienced on a larger screen, but if you’re after a darker, nastier Iron Man that’s more like Akira than Robert Downey Jr, don’t expect it here.


Cinetrek WDR800 DVD, Apple Aperture 2, NEC Powermate P5030
May 6th, 2008

Aperture 2 is a cataloguing and adjustment tool for large collections of digital photos that’s geared more towards pro photographers. However, if you aspire to the profession or just take a lot of pictures, it does a similar job to Picasa or iPhoto — even though it’s like comparing a VW beetle to an Aston Martin.

Nokia gets down the business with the E61
September 19th, 2006

What that means is that it’s trying as hard as it can to be a mobile PC, which means a clutter-free interface, full keyboard and large screen.






More samples…

Lucky 13 from the King First published in 1974 with Carrie, Stephen King has now been in ...
January 25th, 2009

Apple iLife One of the buzzwords of the technology movement over the past couple ...
April 5th, 2005

Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off What do we love about Hollywood tell-alls? Is it the chance to ...
January 11th, 2009

Mutant Chronicles There's no accounting for how some movies are received. Sometimes a distributor ...
January 28th, 2010

Quark aims to claw back fans $1795 RRP Quark Xpress was the unchallenged leader of the digital page layout ...
August 29th, 2006

My Super Ex Girlfriend Directed by Ivan Reitman Starring Uma Thurman, Stuart Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard Ivan ...
July 20th, 2006


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