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.


Toast Titanium 8
November 26th, 2007

Together with a host of add-ons from CD cataloguing software to a label designer, Toast has moved forward when basic OS capability threatened to render it obsolete. It’s still a snap to use and great value for money.

A Perfect Storm
May 1st, 2007

There’s no limit to the lengths storm chasers will go to for a great photo. Some seem to attack the task like an episode of MTV stunt show Jackass, but the wider storm-chasing community mostly dismisses them.


Spy Game
February 1st, 2003

Popcorn action director Tony Scott brings us a mature, intelligent and intriguing look inside the minds and institutions of true-to-life secret agents during spying’s Cold War golden era, with none of the James Bond gloss we’ve come to expect from the world ‘secret agent’.

Cyburbia
December 1st, 2009

Harkin believes the ‘drive to respond’ (our simple desire to answer messages) is behind the whole Internet architecture. He also makes incorrect generalisations about the models behind popular file sharing application like Bittorrent and Kazaa. With an interesting background, it’s nevertheless a cryptic story told with an enigmatic voice that we’ve heard most of before.


Windows 7
September 1st, 2009

Even more important however was reinstalling the software that had been on the system before. Most installed using Vista drivers with no trouble. A few niggles and trip-ups were solved in the Device Manager by updating or reinstalling drivers from the .inf files on install CDs. So far, we haven’t come across a single program, driver or update we’ve been unable to install.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
January 25th, 2007

Pepper calls it a ‘mentor’ story — a subtext that was buried deeply within a seemingly simple story, often clouded by subplots that don’t seem important involving Mike’s disaffected wife (January Jones) and the emasculated sheriff on Pete’s tail (Dwight Yoakam).






More samples…

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September 8th, 2014

How Hollywood Murdered the Blockbuster Steven Spielberg invented the blockbuster, but what kind of terror hath he ...
November 20th, 2015

xXx The Film Marketed as James Bond for a new generation, xXx is -- ...
May 1st, 2003

TF Classic: Airplane! Before Total Film even sits down and says a single word to ...
May 31st, 2016

Paranormality In case you wondered which side of the debate Richard Wiseman comes ...
October 16th, 2011

Horseplay A lot of Australian filmmakers seem fixated on anchoring their stories to ...
May 16th, 2003


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Film Stories
  • 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