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.


Paul Walker
June 5th, 2003

‘There’s a place for making fun movies that are about the eye candy and going out and losing yourself, and I think I’d get a bit burnt if I just did that all along.’

Artificial Intelligence – a Top Ten LIst
August 1st, 2008

It’s human nature — since time immemorial we’ve attributed human characteristics to everything around us. From the Freudian (so we don’t feel so alone in the universe) to the commercial (Pixar’s box office hauls), the reasons why pop culture is full of human-like intelligence are endless.


Click
December 1st, 2009

The first half of the book is more or less an ad for the company, where Tancer explains his predictions about when people will search for a given thing or his detective work to understand seemingly aberrant search phenomena (like searches for prom dresses months before the traditional US prom season).

Unique Celebrity Workouts
April 6th, 2013

They know what’s trendy and on the radar, they’re always ahead of the curve, and if need be, money is no object. Best of all, just look at the results. Take a leaf out of the books of these celebrity fitness enthusiasts and you might put yourself on the fast track to an A list body.


Hustle and Flow
March 1st, 2009

Now that you’re spending hours on job creation, client proposals and chasing up money you probably feel like you mistakenly studied business administration.

Manual of Love
May 4th, 2006

Forget everything you know about lives colliding from Hollywood thrillers. There are no plane crashes, hit-and-runs or heart transplants. We leave each star-crossed couple and move on to the next at holiday resort theatre performance and minor traffic infringements with all the subtlety of chaos theory.






More samples…

Zucker; Scary Sultan of Spoof How do you make a scary movie? Don't ask Hollywood director David ...
December 29th, 2003

The Brain that Changes Itself Norman Doidge Scribe 422 Pages $35 RRP How ironic that the tool we've used to demystify ...
April 20th, 2008

The Dark Knight Rises The most anticipated film of 2012 is certain to be Chris Nolan's ...
December 20th, 2011

Seagate 5Gb Pocket Drive There's no commercial investment in this column, but it's very hard to ...
April 12th, 2005

Shrek 2 Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Julie ...
June 24th, 2004

Mad Dog Morgan Since Mark Hartley's triumphant Not Quite Hollywood came out last year, rights-holders ...
April 16th, 2009


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
  • 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