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.


Raising Hell
February 1st, 2005

Actors from all walks of life, from Carrie Fisher to Jeff Goldblum, Tobey Maguire to Hugh Jackman, Natalie Portman to Ian McKellen, have had the distinctive honour of being able to walk into a toy store and buy an eight inch high plastic doll of themselves.

The Dark Knight Rises
December 20th, 2011

The clip takes place on a plane and involves a jaw dropping mid-air heist the likes of which we expect from Bond films. It also introduces the menacing and genuinely scary Bane, played by Thomas Hardy.


Dude Awakening
February 20th, 2003

The story felt authentic in its depiction of relationships. The characters have these subtle, quirky qualities that really hit home for anyone who has ever been in a relationship — which is pretty much everyone.

Head in the Clouds
June 2nd, 2005

While individual scenes are beautifully textured, well written and acted by very competent leads, the film as a whole feels a bit on the long side — although it’s never boring.


Wolf Creek creator writes two prequel novels
February 14th, 2014

Fictional universes like those of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have such large numbers of characters, places, histories and lore all their own they’ve taken the word ‘mythology’ on for themselves, and with good reason. They’re our new cultural myths

Camtasia
December 1st, 2009

Whether it’s for a presentation or walking someone through a complicated process, there’s nothing as visceral as seeing a task carried out by a user as he or she does it, and Camtasia lets you share the experience with anyone.






More samples…

Anne Hathaway Is music particularly important to you in your own life? It is a ...
February 28th, 2015

iPod Touch The hoopla that surrounded the US release of the iPhone earlier this ...
February 1st, 2008

Clouds gather in the west as data demand heats up By Christmas 2012, the cloud in Australia will reach a new point ...
August 28th, 2012

Directed By… Picture the scene. A crescent of the Earth from space - silent, enormous, ...
January 1st, 2003

Fujitsu Lifebook Notebooks have long been plagued with a series of tradeoffs that leave ...
June 24th, 2003

Mary Elizabeth Winstead It's not every actor who can say they got their signature role ...
March 8th, 2016


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