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.


Adventureland
January 14th, 2010

It’s from the same filmmaking team that bought us the more obtuse comedy Superbad, so there’s a lot of frathouse laughs but a slightly heavier dramatic edge few teen comedies manage as the cast of lost souls try to find their way in the world together.

License to Wed
August 2nd, 2007

The filmmaking-by-committee result is a tepid, barely-funny exercise that probably wouldn’t even have been made without Williams’ involvement, so it’s ironic his role as Reverend Frank could have been filled by any TV-grade comic from the past half century.


The Big Pitch
September 1st, 2003

You’ll rarely hear anyone in advertising or communications (or any field at all for that matter) talk about how easy it is to get clients and how they can afford to throw a bit of money away on a dodgy business practice now and then.

Evolve or Perish
June 1st, 2009

Let’s start with the screen you spend most of your time looking at. If you’ve joined the LCD revolution, the first thing you would have noticed (apart from not getting a hernia carrying the box) was the comparatively smaller packaging. They emit less heat and use less power, but before you even plug it in you’ve made a difference.


Brokeback Mountain
September 20th, 2007

The features are all pretty short and give you more of a taste than satisfy your appetite for information. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal tell us about cowboy school and we learn about translating the short story to a feature film from two screenwriters who look like they’ve just come from a funeral.

Transtype Pro
February 1st, 2008

Dragging the whole folder into the Source Fonts window didn’t exactly crash TransType, but the Mac beachball spun for long enough to make us think it had. It seemed a better to convert the fonts in groups alphabetically.






More samples…

Signature style is full of surprises Before Matthew Reilly even speaks a word, The West wonders if we'll ...
February 3rd, 2014

Three Dollars Now that Australian filmmakers have perfected the art of making rubbish movies ...
May 1st, 2005

Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid Starring; Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut, Matthew Marsden Director; Dwight Little How can ...
October 7th, 2004

Gismos from war and space Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson's brilliant Years of Rice and Salt ...
August 5th, 2010

Apple OS Pricing Sting Apple are at it again. It seems every other week they're revolutionising the ...
July 15th, 2003

Rocky Balboa Let's be honest, the Rocky movies featured boxing, but they have never ...
February 22nd, 2007


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
  • 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