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.
Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0
January 1st, 2007
Sure, it might not be designed to handle an incoming 4Gb of fonts, but plenty of publishing houses have libraries that size, and nobody — least of all layout artists on deadlines — has time for prima donna software.
Notebook not pretty, but a good workhorse
November 8th, 2005
The last Toshiba The West previewed was a dependable but ugly machine, but then design wasn’t part of the bargain made in the price. If you want a beautiful looking machine, you can go for a BenQ or Sony VAIO.
Why we plateau
April 6th, 2013
The weight loss plateau is nature’s way of telling you you’ve lost all the weight you’re going to lose with your current diet or exercise regime. That’s your signal to go to the next phase and ramp things up.
Around the World in 80 Days
August 26th, 2004
In the 1950’s director Frank Capra believed there were only seven movies in Hollywood, every film a variation on one of their themes. He might have been on to something.
What Happens in Vegas
February 5th, 2009
But for all the rolled eyes, mild guffaws and stifled yawns you’ll suffer through, two things give the film something the producers would have been desperately hoping for; Kutcher and Diaz, both capable of much better than this and consequently lifting this dross way above its station.
It’s a Revelation
June 1st, 2002
Running in late June (and already having been extended due to ‘unprecedented interest in the 2002 event’ according to their website), REVelation — the 5th Perth International Film Festival — is already shaping up to be huge, with 75 films selected form around the world including winners selected from the flood of entries.
Final Cut Studio 2
Continuing on its apparent mission to put the tools of every professional ...
December 1st, 2007
28 Days Later
What made M Night Shyamalan's Signs so fascinating was that a serious ...
October 1st, 2003
Ask any hardcore science fiction fan, especially one who was around before ...
May 14th, 2013
The Circle is Closed
For the first time ever -- thanks to our web-enabled, media-converged world ...
February 1st, 2003
To train or not to train? Can you teach creativity? Or is ...
November 1st, 2007
Investment in Research & Development
From the wheel to fibre-optic cables, satellite communications and the industrial ...
September 8th, 2001