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.


What’s Wrong with Tom Cruise?
June 1st, 2006

For at least some of the last 20 years, he’s been among the biggest movie stars on the planet. Think of the term ‘movie star’ and all it entails and you’ll probably get an image of Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Tom Cruise.

Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate
October 29th, 2008

There’s a massive raft of new features and free templates and plug-ins, but some of the major ones fall down by appearing in their natural state (ie not as a native part of the Pinnacle software) so you have a new learning curve for every one. If you’re taking the step up to editing video for HD however, it’s a good choice.


Charlize Theron
May 20th, 2014

Charlize Theron is still so beautiful at 38 she looks to be at ‘that’ stage, playing nothing but eye-candy in various states of undress.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
December 3rd, 2005

Ghost in the Shell 2 suffers much the same fate. Call it the Wachowski Effect; the original was (while still pretty confusing on first viewing) smaller, neater, tighter and cooler.


What the Butler Saw
May 14th, 2013

he’s even less forthcoming on the subject of a rumoured affair with co-star Jessica Biel while filming Playing For Keeps in Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a popular story, with ‘a source close to’ the star saying he considers Biel the one that got away, regretting the way he treated her by running scared when she wanted something more serious.

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…

Catch Me if You Can Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, James Brolin Directed by ...
January 16th, 2003

An Inconvenient Film Back on the campaign trail, Al Gore is fighting a very different ...
September 28th, 2006

Adobe Creative Suite Adobe CS4 Design Premium Price: $3,199 InDesign, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, ...
June 1st, 2009

Adobe Touch Apps Adobe is barnstorming both the app and the tablet markets with tools ...
August 4th, 2012

The X Files: I Want to Believe Witness a cultural institution long past its prime. Was anybody still watching ...
January 15th, 2009

Quark Xpress Passport Edition There was a time when Quark owned the whole industry. On the ...
April 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