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.


Men’s Group
December 3rd, 2008

Which is why when seven men come together in a suburban house to talk about their problems in an organised weekly meeting, the atmosphere is thick enough to cut like a knife, all stilted blokey swagger, anger and machismo.

La Vie En Rose
October 29th, 2009

Cotillard as Piaf is as magnetic as the real singer was (or how you imagine her to be if you aren’t familiar with her), making the character all her own, a blaze of charismatic personality with her child-like demand that her every pleasure be met and her boisterous sense of self and song.


Radiation Fallout
April 18th, 2011

72 percent of Australian males smoked in 1945 versus 17 percent in 2007 according to the NSW Cancer Council, whereas the federal Department of Broadband said an average of 84 percent of Australians over 14 had a mobile phone, and that was in 2006

Scoop
March 15th, 2007

Continuing the love affair with upper crust London that began with Match Point, the first film from the Woody Allen brand not to be set in his beloved New York, Scoop marks one important change in him.


License to Print Money
September 1st, 2007

With a perception that much licensed publishing product belongs in discount department stores comes a market awareness all booksellers including the big chains have to aware of.

The dark depths of Geraldton
July 25th, 2012

The dark, at times brutal novel starts with jaded but dedicated Geraldton cop Syd Fielding overhearing a blood-curdling scream while on a fishing trips with friends. What they don’t realise is that a young, foreign shipworker is being fed to a crocodile nearby for his part in a crime that unravels into a grand conspiracy of smuggling, drugs and racketeering.






More samples…

Dead Ringers It's an extra feature free zone, and if any DVD really needs ...
May 1st, 2002

Under the Radar It's ironic that the term 'under the radar' could be used to ...
July 31st, 2004

Tweak We never get tired of books about the horrors of drug addiction ...
June 14th, 2008

Matthew McConaughey It's been called The McConaissance. Matthew McConaughey burned hot and bright after ...
December 17th, 2014

Samsung U900 Price: $699 The Samsung U900 was released as a media phone, but it ...
February 11th, 2009

Matrix Reloaded The Film Some fans hated it, most were blown away by the bigger, ...
December 1st, 2003


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