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.


Kill Bill: Vol 1
October 20th, 2003

Return of the king? No, that’s not for a few months yet. But you could be forgiven for thinking the advent of Kill Bill signals a return to the throne of cult cooldom for the reigning King of fanboys everywhere.

Blaze HDTV Tuner, Compare Office, CorelDAW Suite X4, Canon IXUS 80IS
August 21st, 2008

It asks you during installation if you want to associate all your usual Microsoft Office file formats with Compare Office, meaning you’ll be opening .doc and .xls files in it instead of Microsoft’s version, but that’s a handy addition if you want to avoid Microsoft Office and simply use an alternative.


Henry Cavill
August 31st, 2015

I definitely chose this role to be contrary to Superman. When you have a movie of that size it’s human inclination to pigeonhole someone and say ‘I now know what that person is’, and you have to fight against that as an actor.

Vacancy
March 6th, 2008

Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson are the estranged couple, mourning the death of their child, on the verge of divorce and ready to snap. When they get lost on a rural road in the middle of the night, it seems like the last straw. But after they’re checked in by the creepy night manager and see the filthy, unkempt room, things turn worse.


Hugh Keays-Byrne
May 23rd, 2015

He asked me if I had any hash on the way to work one morning. I had a little lump and said ‘that’s all I’ve got’. And he said ‘oh, give us a smell’, and I pass it round and he ate it.

Telstra T-Hub
April 13th, 2010

In the last six months of 2009 Australians made 325 million fewer local calls as we abandoned fixed lines in favour of mobile plans or phone-over-internet services. The T-Hub could be part of Telstra’s plan to recover revenue lost as a result and drive more customers to use a home phone number again.






More samples…

Trading Fours There are few more thrilling experiences in musical performance than watching jazz ...
August 31st, 2015

The Invincible Iron Man This anime-styled alternate origin story to the Iron Man legend wants to ...
May 15th, 2008

Tales of the Unexpected Forget the endless, tired procession of slasher-era remakes, J horror, exploitation double ...
July 1st, 2007

Macbook Air, Sony DVPFX720W, HP C6280 Macbook Air RRP: $2,499 The MacBook Air would seem at first glance to be ...
February 12th, 2008

Letters From Iwo Jima As a species, we have a love/hate relationship to war. As risen ...
February 22nd, 2007

Take a Different Course Training's changed dramatically since the advent of the desktop designer, finds Drew ...
August 1st, 2008


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
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • 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
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo