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.


Party Monster
July 1st, 2005

The Club Kids were the early 80s equivalent of the It Girl, their only talents calling attention to their outrageous habits, lifestyles and dress sense.

Joaquin Phoenix
July 26th, 2015

He’s explaining that there are all these computers around the world that communicate with each other and if anybody’s heard about where Shasta is, this computer will know. And the first thing that occurs to Doc is ‘does it know where I can score weed?’


Dude, Where’s My Motivation?
March 1st, 2003

Sounding every bit the young American dude from his comic hits (but with a surprising verbosity that betrays a head screwed on straight), Kutcher spins out the premise.

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.


Blaze HDTV Tuner, Compare Office, CorelDAW Suite X4, Canon IXUS 80IS
August 21st, 2008

It asks you during installation if you want to associate all your usual Microsoft Office file formats with Compare Office, meaning you’ll be opening .doc and .xls files in it instead of Microsoft’s version, but that’s a handy addition if you want to avoid Microsoft Office and simply use an alternative.

Spam comes from ‘bad neighbourhoods’: study
July 30th, 2013

An ISP can be almost completely used for spam, but it’s bad-guy users doing so, not the ISP itself – which might be a completely legitimate business. Again, blocking it might unplug innocent internet users.






More samples…

Norton Utilities Back in the days when Peter Norton graced the cover of Norton ...
March 9th, 2004

Exposing the Dark Side A few weeks ago, several well-known Perth ISP's were hit by Distributed ...
May 17th, 2001

Iliad, Philips VOIP 841, HTC P3470 Iliad RRP $899 From Dutch vendor iRex comes the most versatile ebook reader yet. ...
June 17th, 2008

North Country North Country is a story of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Get ...
February 2nd, 2006

American Pie 3: The Wedding Director: Jesse Dylan Cast: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye ...
August 1st, 2003

There Will Be Blood The direction, acting, design, aesthetic and mood throughout There Will Be Blood ...
August 28th, 2008


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
  • 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