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.


Bella
June 12th, 2008

Two very damaged souls, Nina and Jose, connect over the course of a single day and the seemingly banal facets of life like family, listening, work, children and the heart and soul of a city are the backdrop to their burgeoning relationship.

Security Trends
April 16th, 2012

In taking up the smartphone in record numbers (the growth rate of our adoption in the Asia Pacific region is second only to Singapore), we’ve opened ourselves up to the hundreds of new vulnerabilities identified over the last two years, a number that will keep skyrocketing along with our love affair of mobiles and tablets.


Logitech MX 3200 cordless desktop
April 3rd, 2007

It takes full advantage of Vista’s application switching graphics from right on the mouse buttons, but if you don’t have the latest and greatest system with the necessary graphics drivers there’ll be some functions you frustratingly can’t use.

Dead Ringers
May 1st, 2002

The surprisingly gore-free Dead Ringers (from headtrip-helmer David Cronenberg) tries to get too psychological, and while the idea is typically bizarre Cronenberg highbrow horror, the execution is a long winded mess.


Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, NEC Versa P8310, Omnipage Pro 16
February 5th, 2008

OCR technology isn’t new but it’s very underused in today’s world. With the promise of the paperless office now long forgotten, how many times do you wish you had an electronic version of a hard copy document? Enter OCR.

City of God
March 13th, 2003

As the promotional material promised, first time director Fernando Meirelles’ City of God has everything movies are supposed to: guns, drugs, friendship, blood, sex, corruption and humour. It’s an even more special movie that delivers all these elements (and more) effortlessly.






More samples…

Forbidden Lie$ This is one of those movies for which the axiom 'the truth ...
September 11th, 2008

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus Let's face, it, removable hard drives are kind of staid. You plug ...
May 1st, 2008

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People It's a curious phenomenon when actors and directors get their start in ...
April 8th, 2009

The Take Directed by Avi Lewis Written by Naomi Klein What is it about Canada? While ...
August 11th, 2005

Sony Cybershot DSC-T5 sony.com.au/dis/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=22119 Price: $549 RRP Digital CCDs in cameras are subject to similar commercial forces ...
December 20th, 2005

Holy Subtext, Batman! Since his inception, one hero has cast an intangible shadow across the ...
February 28th, 2015


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