In case you guys didn't know -- and really John! You should have TOLD us -- John Rateliff has been posting some "Aphorisms towards a Poetics of Fantasy" that Taum Santoski had written before he died.
I only hit on them because I was taking a mental break from some of my own work, and was checking blogs I hadn't looked at in a long time. Taum was a great loss to the Mythopoeic Society when he left us twenty years ago, and these bits show that.
I think some of his points could be argued (as I said in my comments to some of the posts). But they certainly deserve to be read and discussed!
Check out John's blog -- http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/
-- He's clearly labled all the posts in the series.