What exactly is nonfiction voice? It’s the personality of the writing. It’s how the writing makes the reader feel. I like to think of nonfiction voice as spanning a continuum, from lively to lyrical, with lots of options in between.
For a life story, the voice should match the personality of the person being discussed. For a concept book, the voice should reflect the approach you are taking to the topic.
Here are some examples:
Next week, I’ll finish up this string of posts by focusing on the six and final element of nonfiction craft—point of view.