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.


Iliad, Philips VOIP 841, HTC P3470
June 17th, 2008

The Iliad has a clear surface with none of the reflecting or text artefacting properties of a PC screen, and by flicking the page turn bar on the left, reading on the 400g device is easy and comfortable.

Buffalo Soldiers
August 21st, 2003

And just what was so damaging about the film we had to wait two years to see it? Following the story of a US army base in West Germany, it shows a group of soldiers in advance stages of ‘peace fatigue’.


DV Filmmaking from Start to Finish
October 1st, 2009

It reads like a lot of other books you might have read on being a great filmmaker, explaining the terminology of an extreme close up versus a long shot and which boom mike is best for a particular set-up. But each section gives you a feel for what you’re in for doing so in the digital world, and they’re not tacked-on subchapters either, the text drilling right down into explaining the digital approach.

5 Minutes of Fame
November 5th, 2008

What else is the site but an entirely new media platform that not only outstrips the reach of advertising in each global territory but doesn’t cost a cent? No wonder old media’s nervous…


Tales of the Unexpected
July 1st, 2007

Stories weren’t about issues in those days, they were about setting up a scenario you’d never seen before (paying attention, Hollywood?) and keeping you mercilessly hooked by your need to know What Happens Next.

The Box
October 15th, 2009

In the expanded universe of Kelly’s take, both might be true. Among the many red herrings and confusing narrative anchors tossed about is Arthur C Clarke’s declaration that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It turns out Steward was once a quite normal scientist working on similar programs as Arthur, but that after being struck by lightning on a launch pad he died on the operating table but was revived a changed man.






More samples…

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Last year there was a lot of desperate stabs for former glory, ...
May 22nd, 2008

Sony Ericsson C510 The Sony Ericsson C150 is a very compact phone that's equipped with ...
July 27th, 2009

Men’s Group Remember those news stories about men's camps years ago when the whole ...
December 3rd, 2008

Sam Worthington So you're over your fear of heights? I don't think I had a ...
January 29th, 2012

Blacktown Filmmaker Kriv Stenders hasn't had much luck. His only theatrically released film, ...
August 9th, 2007

Moist robots on the march In case you hadn't noticed, science in on the ascent. Thanks to ...
February 14th, 2014


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