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.

October 14th, 2004

We’re not used to seeing Tom Cruise play the villain. He’s only really been an outright bad guy once; as Lestat in Neil Jordan’s Interview with The Vampire, and he’s only played a character we’re not supposed to love once more.

iWork 09
May 13th, 2009

Other components Numbers and Keynote have undergone similar rethinks to make them more design friendly, and all three also enjoy a huge range of templates, so you’re unlikely not to find a starting point for your project.

Accounting for Market Share
November 22nd, 2001

And MYOB appears to have a history of putting their money where their mouth is. The same reviewer called Data-tech (MYOB’s publisher) technical support "extremely impressive.

Feelgood Legends needs reality check
August 6th, 2006

Footy Legends seems cut from the other end of the storytelling cloth, a gleeful story of hope, triumph over adversity and joy of the ties that bind.

Ed Helms
October 23rd, 2015

The franchise is 30 years old so there are a lot of assumptions that people brought to the table when this whole idea came up. I think part of the whole marketing campaign and what we tried to do right there in the first five minutes of the movie is just put those assumptions away and say ‘we’re doing our own thing here, it’s in the world of the Griswold’s and it’s a continuation of that world but this is a totally fresh, original movie’.

Pilbara Region
May 1st, 2001

The lack of cloud cover and moisture in the air means that the heat from the day evaporates out of the ground and it isn’t out of place to see frost.

More samples…

Stardust Fantasy movies are already getting as boring as comic strip heroes. On ...
September 20th, 2007

Apple OSX Leopard Another year, another handful of shiny new toys to play with in ...
March 1st, 2008

The Constant Gardener Directed by Fernando Meirelles Starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, ...
November 24th, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Directed by Mike Newell Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, ...
December 1st, 2005

Billings 3 Price: USD$59 Your traffic management and accounts software might be a tangle of ...
March 1st, 2009

Dragonfly The Film Despite it being years since Kevin Costner's do-no-wrong The Bodyguard and ...
March 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
  • 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