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.


Gadgets to grab your attention
January 18th, 2010

Apple’s long-rumoured tablet, the Google mobile, the rise of ereaders and 3D in the home will be among the technologies vying for your money this year. 2009 saw the continued rise of new movements in the digital sphere and the name of the game will be convergence, with new gadgets that do many more tasks than old generation tools.

Buddha’s Lost Children
April 1st, 2008

An ex boxer-turned Buddhist monk collects horses and orphaned, malnourished children in his far north Thailand monastery, wielding his own special kind of boisterous, unsentimental love to boys who’ve never known it.


Dr Plonk
August 30th, 2007

With the styles of acting, comedy, film technique, make-up, lighting and effects that befit the period, it’s almost beside the point to ask whether Dr Plonk is a good movie. It seems just as important to judge the film on the merit of it being an authentic movie.

The Strangers
September 1st, 2008

First time writer/director Bryan Bertino goes for nerve sawing tension rather than gore, and thoroughly achieves it through inventive camera angles and an unsettling score and sound effects. Unfortunately logic, natural behaviour and consistency are all sacrificed on the altar to achieve such a living, breathing sense of dread, and cliché often curbs an otherwise realistic depiction of events.


Choice Cuts on the Rise
August 13th, 2007

The magic of video editing happens in the timeline. Any motion image software operates on the same basic principles of arranging video and sound clips into tracks that play concurrently, media or ‘assets’ coming into frame according to how you arrange them.

Mobile craze soars
August 5th, 2010

The other revolution to drive uptake of smartphones has been the explosion of software developers and device vendors hoping to sell you apps. Tens of millions of them, in fact — everything from ebook stores to random profanity generators.






More samples…

11.22.63 You might not think Stephen King is the greatest writer in the ...
December 4th, 2011

Adobe Creative Suite 2 The integration of Adobe's products into Creative Suite 2 isn't just a ...
July 19th, 2005

Fujitsu U1010 The Fujitsu Lifebook U1010 is an example of the first style of ...
May 1st, 2008

September 11 Changed Nothing Remember all the movies that got altered, delayed or canned altogether because ...
April 12th, 2003

Snow Dogs The Film The uplifting Disney template is applied to another story (originally a ...
May 1st, 2003

Stephen King’s The Shining The Film Stephen King's answer to Kubrick's 1980 classic, which altered and omitted ...
February 1st, 2004


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