Hi guys, After getting a lot of encouragement to start writing fan fiction about my favourite show, I started searching for a beta reader with the same interest in me. Writing Bonanza fan fiction. It took a lot of courage from other friends to get me going and with a lot of work I finally finished my first story. I then needed a beta reader which isn't easy to come by as people are with their lives etc but I got lucky and scored one who has the same interest than me, writing Bonanza fan fiction. During the writing of the story she advised me to stop using contractions such as don't, won't cant' etc..and to use will not, can not etc. My first story finally gets posted on a Bonanza site which I am lucky isn't a busy one and after asking a couple of other people about using contractions, they tell me that the Cartwright charachters in the show didn't talk like that saying can not, will not etc. and they used contractions such as can't , won't etc. Also someone pointed out to me that this beta reader, whom I thought was becoming a friend, used contractions in her stories!!! I have now started on a second story writing it on my own but will be getting another beta reader. Why would this beta reader give me such bad advice? To make me feel bad? I have only received one good feedback and nothing else and now I know why. It's not going to stop me from writing since I've been bitten by the bug. It is so hurtful that someone that you put trust in would hurt you like this. Why What are your thoughts on this?