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.


15 Megabytes of Fame
December 1st, 2007

The days of having a 24 hours cycle to fill your paper with hard news seem as remote as the era when news took weeks to cross the world by steamship. The constraints on the news media to get the story couldn’t be tighter.

HTC Touch, Sony VAIO VGCLM18G, Samsung R8 LCD TV
December 4th, 2007

The transparent surround makes it look more like an entertainment unit than a computer, and with the wireless mouse and keyboard, you could conceivably have it set up as your living room media centre.


Elliot reaps His Crop
August 29th, 2004

Speaking to the NASCAR racing driver, novelist, former bouncer and club owner and now script writer and film producer, you realise after awhile who he reminds you of.

Michael Biehn
January 29th, 2012

I’m not a survivalist, although I am very frightened about what’s going on about in the world these days. But I’m not a weapons guy and I probably never would’ve had the strength or ability or bravado to be a fireman or a police officer. A lot of my roles are like that but I’m a lover not a fighter.


United 93
December 19th, 2006

If it stays the hand of a single would-be fanatical murderer, then United 93 is the best example we have of the transformative power of art.

Power to the Pixels
December 11th, 2007

The technology behind LCD computer monitors has been steadily improving in the 5-10 years since they became affordable to the average PC user, and the reasons to buy one are becoming more compelling. The old style CRT monitor technology (cathode ray tube, the same way a picture tube-based TV works) is high quality but fades […]






More samples…

The Cast of The Avengers Fans lined Hollywood Boulevard near the iconic Graumann's Chinese Theatre on Wednesday ...
May 5th, 2012

Duma Key If you're one of the fans who went a little off Stephen ...
March 16th, 2008

Arabian Plights Anyone can tell you the Middle East is a political quagmire. What ...
March 1st, 2009

Blackberry Bold There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry ...
December 10th, 2008

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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street There's something disconcerting about seeing Johnny Depp sing. Not wrong exactly -- ...
January 24th, 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
  • 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