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.


The Brain that Changes Itself
April 20th, 2008

With neurons and synapses forging new connections and strengthening or discarding old ones, the brain is like the grand staircase in the Harry Potter films, constantly reshifting structure on a microscopic scale. Is it so hard to imagine those changes affecting the macroscopic scale?

Ahead of the Game
March 3rd, 2004

The movie marketeers are at it again, trying to stay one step ahead of the geeks, kids and fans. Remember years ago (in 1999) when movie marketing was a world away from what it is now, a world away from what it had been a few years before that?


Rattling the Chain
November 1st, 2005

To allow that much commerce smoothly over data networks, we needed a system that came to be called EDI (electronic data interchange), one that in fact predates the Internet in its current form.

Illustrated Family Doctor, The
March 3rd, 2005

What was it about Stenders that Johnson liked that isn’t ‘PR bullshit’? ‘I needed to be convinced that such a strange script could be transferred to film and he convinced me,’ Johnson says simply.


Lady Chatterley
September 27th, 2007

Pascale Ferran’s film seems most concerned with the vegetable version, where the affair between Lady Chatterley and the groundskeeper Parkin was a parable for our disconnection from the earthy, sensual delights of nature.

Adobe’s New Direction
June 25th, 2012

Online is the last place you’d expect to perform design and production for marketing or advertising, but Adobe Creative Cloud (creative.adobe.com) promises to unshackle you from your desktop system forever.






More samples…

Apps to keep your resolutions on track Long the subject of late January guilt and remorse as one New ...
April 6th, 2013

Gone Baby Gone Mystic River was an acting masterclass but as a story it left ...
November 6th, 2008

Simulating the Future It used to be called role-playing, but an interesting example of an ...
March 1st, 2009

Kill Bill: Vol 1 Written and Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A ...
October 20th, 2003

Rescue Dawn Last time a European director came down so in favour of American ...
March 6th, 2007

South Park: Imaginationland If you're curious enough, you might wonder why the first South Park ...
August 21st, 2008


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • 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